52 articles tagged "Raqqa"
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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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Obama’s “Turkish Headache” Holds up the Operation to Liberate Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

If the Kurds take the lead, they risk being hit in the back by the Turkish army.

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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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The Mosul Operation May Mire the US in Regional Conflicts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Obama’s plan for a major victory against ISIS quickly runs foul of local disputes.

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ISIS Too Pivots to Asia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Three-quarters of a billion Asian Muslims provide a recruiting paradise for terrorists.

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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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ISIS Still Holds Most Seized Land in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Reduced numbers don’t diminish their capabilities as West believes.

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Why Does America Shirk Smashing the Raqqa Global Terror Hub?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Less military force is available for this offensive even than for the Mosul operation.

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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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ISIS Drives Back Counteroffensives in Iraq, Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

US-led offensives grind to a halt on two fronts, are pushed back on a third.

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ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq. No one can tell if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will fight on or make a run for it.

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America’s Precarious Balancing Act vs. ISIS in Iraq, Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016

US strategic planners are loath to allow pro-Iranian local forces spearheading the battles against ISIS to surge in and take over.

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US Prepares to Besiege Raqqa, and Corner ISIS Forces on Syria-Turkey Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

This is to preempt new ISIS terror offensive.

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US Fails to Muster Local Iraqi Forces to Fight ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

Under the current reality, there is no local military force capable of defeating ISIS and capturing its two de facto capitals.

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US Reins in Turkish, Kurdish Ground Attacks on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

Washington has also told Ankara that it will not allow a Turkish ground incursion into Syrian territory.

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US Troop Buildup in Syria as Counterweight for Russian Presence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The number of US commandos in Syria is now believed to be about the same as that of Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces in the country.

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After Palmyra, Putin Plans to Go for Raqqa, with Obama’s Nod
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

For Putin, Palmyra’s capture was a stepping stone to total victory over ISIS by smashing its Raqqa headquarters. Preparations are in train for the operation.

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The Invisible War with ISIS – Fallout in S. Syria from Palmyra’s Capture
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

After losing Palmyra, ISIS took everyone by unawares by heading south. US, Israel and Jordan are arming Syrian rebels in the south with heavy weapons to reinforce their effort to keep the jihadis back from the Israeli and Jordanian borders.

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Russia Pulls out of West Syria, Leaves US to Face ISIS in the East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Russia pulls the bulk of its forces out of Syria after achieving its purpose, with hardly a shot fired against ISIS, whose strongholds in the eastern sector are left for the US-led coalition to fight.

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US-Led Forces Gear Up to Take Raqqa. Assad Deals with ISIS to Get There First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016

Assad is quietly scheming to get ISIS to voluntarily withdraw from Raqqa and other Syrian warfronts to Iraq, hoping to get in before the US-led coalition launches its projected battle to evict the Islamic State from its Syrian capital.

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