25 articles tagged "Peshmerga"
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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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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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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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Fiercely resistant ISIS seizes two Iraqi cities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 25, 2016

ISIS’ capture of two important Iraq towns was designed to throw the US-led coalition’s Mosul operation off balance: The fall of Sinjar in northern Iraq was the Islamists’ second victory against the Kurdish Peshmerga after Kirkuk. The attack on Rutba near the Jordanian border severed the main highway link between Baghdad and Amman.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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ISIS’ Kirkuk raid spreads. US air force in action
DEBKAfile Special Report October 22, 2016

The raid of Kirkuk launched by the Islamic State Friday began to spread Saturday, Oct. 22 to Layla, 21km to the4 south and a road intersection to Baghdad.

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Contrarian Shiites and Kurds Bedevil US Mosul Offensive Commanders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The US has no levers for imposing its will on wayward Kurdish and Shiite militias.

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Fears of Mosul Offensive Breaking up into Regional Proxy Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The main beneficiaries of the coalition meltdown over Mosul will be ISIS and Iran.

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The big Mosul offensive is stuck, halted by ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 19, 2016

Less than a day after its launch, the big Mosul offensive prepared for more than a year by the US, the Iraqi army, Kurdish forces and others, ground to a halt Tuesday Oct. 17, although none of the parties admitted as much.  Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi said his troops were busy opening up corridors for some million civilians to escape, while US sources suggested that the Islamic State would use primitive chemical weapons against the advancing Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

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Mosul Operation Brought Forward to October at Obama’s Insistence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Barack Obama orders US army chiefs to bring forward the operation to free Mosul from ISIS.

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US Air Strikes on ISIS Chemical Weapons Plants in Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

The early US-ISIS confrontation ahead of the Mosul offensive focuses on chemical warfare.

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Obama Pins His Legacy on Vanquishing ISIS at Raqqa and Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

He pins his legacy on rooting ISIS out of Raqqa and Mosul before exiting the White House.

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Bitter Kurds Opt out of US-Led War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Iraqi Peshmerga and Syrian YPG militia quit US-led preparations for Raqqa, Mosul offensives.

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ISIS’ First Bombing of Syrian Kurds – A Turning Point in War on Islamic Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

This is meant to deter them from joining the coalition offensive against Raqqa.

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US Tigris Bridge Plan for Mosul Offensive Sparks Baghdad-Kurdish Tug-o’-War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

But US lacks bridges for spanning differences between Iraqi and Kurdish forces for storming Mosul

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The Vast ISIS Arms Industry - a Major Intelligence Miss
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Drive into Eastern Iran, Engage Rev Guards in Bloody Combat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

The seesaw clashes between Kurdish and Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces continue. With heavy losses.

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