14 articles tagged "Shiites"
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Abu Mahdi Mohandes
Shiite Fighters in Syria Outnumber Sunnis for the First Time
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2014, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

There are roughly two Shiites for every Sunni fighting in the Syrian civil war today, a total of 130,000 Shiites compared with no more than 50-60,000 Sunnis, including members of Al Qaeda and its affiliates.

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Some Americans Say US Should Accept Assad, Engage Him Directly
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

The voices raised in Washington urging Barack Obama to talk directly with Bashar Assad, reflect his mounting war successes.

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Hassan Nasrallah and Bashar Assad
Hizballah between an Iranian Rock (Save Damascus) and a Saudi Hard Place (Quit Syria)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2013, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

As Al Qods rounds up a Shiite legion across the Middle East to fight for Damascus, Hizballah is deeply reluctant to stay in the Syrian war arena any longer. The Saudis are pushing for a government in Beirut that will pull Hizballah out of Syria.

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Obama Missed the True Import of Khamenei’s “Heroic Leniency” in Relation to Their Understandings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2013, 10:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Khamenei’s “heroic leniency” to account for his détente with Obama is Shiite shorthand for a pragmatic, flexible, short-term dealwith a foe.

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Bashar Assad
Iran’s Challenge to Sunnis in Syria Raises Specter of Global Muslim War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran is stirring up Shiite-Sunni warfare in Syria to promote its drive for Middle East hegemony. Tehran is lighting a match that could raise up Sunni radicals like al Qaeda and send flames shooting across the Muslim world.

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Muqtada al-Sadr
The Shiite Pincer Movement to Contain Sunni Spread in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2013, 9:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shiite forces, Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi, are mustering their strength in Syria to head off al Qaeda’s Syrian momentum carrying over into Iraq and Lebanon.

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Thousands of Sunni Jihadists Rally on Three Continents to Fight Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2012, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Sunni and Shiite Soldiers of Allah are on the march against each other. They are preparing for a clash of arms in the embattled Syrian arena. A mobilization campaign is drawing foreign jihadists to fight Assad out of many corners of the Sunni world, including lands now ruled by ...

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Assad Builds Tehran-Backed Shiite Army to Fight Sunni-led Rebel Forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2012, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Seeing he cannot defeat the rebels, now boosted by an influx of foreign jihadists, Assad is stiffening his army and loyal militias with a large injection of Shiite volunteers from Iran, Lebanon, Africa and the Gulf. However, the foreign Sunni and Shiite fighters will soon be at each other’s ...

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Nimr Al Nimr
Saudi Forces Battle Armed Shiites in the Oil-Producing East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2012, 11:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shiite unrest is bursting its bounds in the oil-rich Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia, dangerously close to the largest oil installations in the world. Tehran is signaling Riyadh that they can be disrupted by sabotage and not just by Iranian missiles.

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Saudi King Abdullah
Saudi Women May Vote, but Real Power Stays Vested in the Princes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2011, 12:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

As King Abdullah gives Saudi women their first limited rights to vote and run for office, the sound and fury of the Arab revolt, most likely stirred up from Iran, is beginning to creep up on the kingdom from the Shiite minority populating its richest oil regions, while real ...

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Saudi Special Forces in action
Saudi reinforcements rushed to oil regions to quell machine-gun toting Shiites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2011, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

Has the Arab revolt reached Saudi Arabia? Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Ministry of Interior in Riyadh warned it would "strike with an iron fist" the enemies of the country's stability and security after 11 security officers were injured by automatic fire and Molotov bombs in Qatif, Saudi Arabia's richest oil center  The Saudis did not name Iran, but blamed a "foreign country" for inciting the region's Shiites to armed violence against the royal regime.

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The Shiite Guerilla War in Bahrain Has Begun
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2011, 2:02 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Saudi-led GCC forces in Bahrain to support the king face the onset of a Shiite guerrilla war organized by Hizballah on Iran's behalf. They all understand that this war will spread further.

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Entry of Saudi Forces Fires up Middle East Sunni-Shiite Discord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2011, 2:02 AM (GMT+02:00)

By stepping into Bahrain, the Saudis took the calculated risk of accelerating Sunni-Shiite discord across the region. Because of the challenge to its religious supremacy from Iraq, Tehran is re-thinking the wisdom of its decision to hijack the Arab uprisings.

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Saudis brace for first protest demo
Tehran's hands-off threat to Riyadh incites Saudi Shiites to revolt
DEBKAfile Special Report March 3, 2011, 11:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

 Ahead of the first Day of Anger planned in Saudi Arabia for March 11, a senior Iranian figure close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Riyadh Wednesday, March 2, against launching preventive security measures against, or cracking down on, the kingdom's two million Shiites who live and work in the oil regions of the east. In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Iran of using its Lebanese surrogate Hizballah to shape events in the Arab world.

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