DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016
First Russian-Turkish military collaboration in N. Syria is seen at new Akhtarin base.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016
US thinks Erdogan is maneuvering mainly for a crackdown on Kurds inside Turkey.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016
In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016
This is Turkey’s predicament: Entering Syria to stop the Kurds’ advance on its border would risk the Syrian army invading the Turkish province of Hatay with Russian air cover. This would be Moscow’s revenge.
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