57 articles tagged "Mosul"
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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Propping up US-Iraqi Mosul flop exposed Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 31, 2016

US and Iraqi military reinforcements were rushed this week to the crumbling Mosul front line to prop up the few positions still held by the Iraqi army and prevent the US-backed offensive from crashing into defeat at ISIS hands.

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Turkish mobile artillery at Al Bab
Turkish army like Iraqis stalled by ISIS pushback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 28, hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to deliver a major speech on his vision for the Middle East, Turkey and Russia announced a ceasefire plan going into effect the same night for the whole of Syria.

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ISIS strikes in Berlin, Jordan – and Mosul too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 21, 2016

The city of Berlin and the Jordanian Crusader town of Karak are 3,000km apart, but the distance did not stop Islamic State killers from taking 26 lives, including the Israeli Dalia Elkayam in Berlin, and injuring 18 others in the two countries.

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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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ISIS returns to Palmyra
ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2016

Islamic State forces pushed forward their assault to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12, and by evening had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, debkafile added: They booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets. 

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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Bickering between US and Iraqi Generals Throws Mosul Air Operation off Track
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The US CENTCOM control room has shut Iraqi air chiefs out of the campaign.

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As the Mosul Offensive Peters out, ISIS Poises for Its Comeback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The Iraqi army’s failure to break through prompts ISIS recovery.

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Obama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2016

Half a dozen long convoys of trucks carrying US arms, hurriedly put together by US military headquarters in Baghdad, have crossed the border in the last three days on their way to the Syrian Kurdish PYD-YPG militia, 

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The US-Led Coalition’s Advance on Mosul Lags Way behind Schedule
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

Towards week’s end, the Iraqi army’s advance slowed without entering the city.

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US on alert for terror strikes around elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 4, 2016

The FBI has warned officials in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible al Qaeda or ISIS attacks in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8. No specific locations were mentioned. However, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates airports, tunnels and bridges around New York City, are continuing "a high level of patrols." The warning comes a day after the debkafile report of a terror threat possibly timed for the US election.

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ISIS in Mosul Is Nowhere Near Breaking Point, Two More Islamic Terror Groups Stand by
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Two more Islamic terror groups are standing by to jump in from the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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The Operation to Retake Raqqa from ISIS Is Still Far off
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Ashton Carter can’t bring Turkey and the Kurds together for an operation.

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Iran’s Tel Afar op is in sync with Russia in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2016

The pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite drive to capture Tel Afar, 55 km from Mosul in western Iraq, was designed less to complete the encirclement of the Islamists in Mosul and more to forge a link in the land bridge Tehran aspires to build to give its Revolutionary Guards free passage to Hizballah and the Shiite groups fighting for Bashar Assad in Syria. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

 

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Shiite militias drive US-supplied MI Abrams tanks
Pro-Iranian Shiites ready to lead Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2016

The US-led coalition offensive for liberating Mosul from ISIS suffered two ominous downturns on its 10th day, Friday, Oct. 28, debkafile’s military sources report. One: Pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiites stand ready to “imminently” launch an attack on Tal Afar, sparking the threat of sectarian violence; and, two, the Islamic State is poised to launch surface missiles with a range of 500km against Baghdad, as well as Jordan and Israel.

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The Kurds Suddenly Opt out of Mosul Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

Their leaders refuse to let troops be cannon fodder for US, Iraqi interests.

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Comparing the US-led Mosul Operation with Russia’s Intervention in Aleppo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

The US-led operation to liberate Mosul went haywire in its first week.

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ISIS Counteroffensives across Iraq May Spread to Baghdad and Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

They did not expect ISIS to counter with assaults on other Iraqi cities.

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The Toxic Chemical Cloud’s Disruptive Military Significance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

The diversity of the ISIS terror arsenal is as scary as its ruthless application.

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