14 articles tagged "Sirte"
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Another Russian Air Base is Going up at Sidi Barrani, Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Behind the angry denials, Moscow is building its second Mediterranean base.

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Obama Holds Back the Extra Air Support for Fully Liberating Libyan Sirte
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

Obama rebuffs Libyan government, US military and allied demands for more air support.

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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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No Stopping US Air Strikes over Libya Now They Have Started
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Washington will be obliged to carry on for longer than the 30 days to make headway.

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US: Fighting ISIS-Sinai Is Ineffectual without Holding Operations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Sinai has become the ISIS regional communications hub, US discovers.

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Bangladesh: ISIS pays Italy back for role in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 3, 2016

The Islamic State struck the West again on June 1, when it activated a local Bangladeshi cell for a murderous, hostage-taking attack on a Dakha restaurant to target a large contingent of Italian businessmen.

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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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Neither Obama nor Putin Has a Strategy for Destroying ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Obama, supported by Putin, plans to keep ISIS-controlled cities under siege rather than capturing them.

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS
DEBKAfile Special Report May 28, 2016

The US has deployed about 7,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Syria and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 troops in Libya. US planes are taking off from Incirlilk base in South Turkey against Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Yet the ISIS peril is not diminished. 

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ISIS Overruns More of Libya as US-European Operation Stalls
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

ISIS launched a surprise attack on local militias which enables it to capture areas south-west of Sirte.

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ISIS to Israel: “We’re coming very soon”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2016

The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way to attack targets in Israel.  

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Italian-British force ambushed by IS in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2016

A convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops traveling from the city of Misrata toward the ISIS stronghold of Sirte was ambushed and hit hard by ISIS forces.    

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Saif al-Islam
Did Saif al-Islam Turn in His Father Muammar Qaddafi?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2011

Muammar Qaddafi never trusted his eldest son Saif al Islam and cut him out in favor of his younger brother Mutassim as heir apparent. It was Saif who persuaded his father he would be safer in Sirte than in his desert sanctuary. But when Qaddafi was run to ground, Saif was somewhere else in Bani Walid.

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Libyan rebel militiaman
Libyan army strikes rebels, halts their advance on Sirte
DEBKAfile Special Report March 6, 2011

Sunday, March 6, pro-Qaddafi forces followed up their gains of Saturday - a cluster of Gulf of Sirte (Sidra) towns east of Tripoli and Zawiya west of the capital - by breaking through to the bridge leading to the center of the key town of Misratah. Rebel forces preparing for a last stand in the town were bombarded from the sea, while the anti-Qaddafi forces heading for Sirte were pounded from the air. Several army colonels defected to the opposition.

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