754 articles tagged "Syria"
Israel’s red lines in Syria long crossed by Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 23, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu set out for President Vladimir Putin Israel’s red lines against Iran establishing a permanent, expanded military presence in Syria. This theme dominated their three-hour conversation in Sochi on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Netanyahu stiffened his warning with a veiled hint that should Iran or Hizballah cross those lines, there would be a regional war. But, say debkafile's analysts, those lines were crossed long ago.

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“ISIS out: Iran in” doesn’t apply to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 14, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Mossad Director Yossie Cohen asserted separately on Sunday, Aug. 13, that wherever the Islamic State is thrown out, Iran moves in. This assessment was borrowed from American evaluations of the situation in Afghanistan and Yemen. It does not work as a guiding principle for Israeli security in its immediate neighborhood - certainly not for Syria.
 

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“ISIS out: Iran in” doesn’t apply to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 14, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Mossad Director Yossie Cohen asserted separately on Sunday, Aug. 13, that wherever the Islamic State is thrown out, Iran moves in. This assessment was borrowed from American evaluations of the situation in Afghanistan and Yemen. It does not work as a guiding principle for Israeli security in its immediate neighborhood - certainly not for Syria.
 

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Russia Builds a Syrian Spetsnaz, Is Taking over Iran’s Shiite Militias
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

Moscow is taking over Iran’s Shiite militias and integrating them in the remodeled Syrian 5th Assault Corps.

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US Pretends Arms Cutoff to anti-Assad Syrian Rebels to Placate Moscow
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

The Trump administration is placating Moscow to preserve cooperation in Syrian ceasefire zones.

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US Starts Drawdown in Syria & Iraq, Scales Down War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2017

The Trump administration is also handing over parts of the war on ISIS to Syrian forces.

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“Izra” Is the Secret Code for US-Russian exchanges on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It is at this remote venue, that the two powers quietly chart their joint policies in Syria.

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Where Have 30,000 Jihadis Gone? Regrouping for Revised, Massive ISIS Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

Even after winning back Raqqa and Mosul, the victors have lost 30,000 missing jihadis.

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Russians enter Daraa, Syrians/Hizballah move out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2017

Russian troops stepped into southern Syria for the first time Wednesday, July 13, when they entered the town of Daraa to start enforcing the partial ceasefire agreed by Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Hamburg on July 7.  debkafile’s military sources report this exclusively. As they moved in, Syrian army tank units and Hizballah withdrew.

 

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Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

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Preparing for their first face-to-face
Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 30, 2017

 At 94, Henry Kissinger emerges as the man the inexperienced President Trump secretly turns to for advice on tricky foreign affairs. Mattis’ job was to place the military markers in diplomatic focus.

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Iran Gets a Free Ride into Syria from Mattis’ Focus on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

CENTCOM: “If Assad want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal [Syrian Iraqi border], then that would be welcomed.”

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Mistrust Deepens as US and Russia Spar at Ever Closer Quarters in SE Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

They are struggling to control their allies in rival bids to dominate S. Syria.

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Another US “Red Line” Falls in Syria – This One Trump’s for Russia and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

Syria and Iran breached the US 55-km line around Al Tanf – and was allowed to get away with it.

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Badr Brigades fully kitted out for battle
Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2017

Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. The advanced combat capabilities of this powerful Iranian-led militia, would tilt the Syrian war strongly in Iran’s favor, with alarming ramifications for the US, Israel and Jordan. 

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Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

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Putin Poised to Disrupt Trump’s Plans with a New Four-Pronged Middle East Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.

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Trump to Raise Big Arab-Muslim Army against ISIS as Centerpiece of His Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Mustering yet another US-led military coalition is planned for Trump’s first foreign trip.

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Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

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Russian military police in Syria
Russian monitors for Syrian Golan - not Iranians
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2017

Moscow this week responded to Israel’s concerns about posting Iranian and Turkish officers on its borders to monitor the potential “de-escalation” zones Russia is proposing for Syria. In respect of those concerns, debkafile reveals that Russia agreed in high-level contacts in the last few days to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region, the Golan and the areas where Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet.

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