721 articles tagged "Syria"
Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2017

Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17. Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive to capture the Golan. Israel acted after Moscow failed to take action to restrain Hizballah’s advance through the Hermon.

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Israeli air strikes in Syria. Reprisal threatened
DEBKAfile Special Report March 17, 2017

The Israeli military said its fighter jets had struck several targets in Syria early Friday, March 17, and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace, when Syria launched several anti-aircraft missiles toward the Israeli jets. Israel’s Arrow air defense missile intercepted one of the missiles, the army said, but would not elaborate on whether any other hostile missiles had struck Israeli territory. Syria threatened direct retaliation.

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Fragments of Israeli anti-air missile drops over Jordan
Israeli air strikes in Syria, intercepts missile
DEBKAfile Special Report March 17, 2017

Early Friday, March 17, the Israeli Air Force attacked a number of targets in Syria. In the course of the attack, Syrian anti-air missiles were fired and intercepted by Israeli anti-missile systems from Israel. Fragments of the interceptors dropped over Jordan.
 

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Lebanon Is Next Target. ISIS U-Turns as Turf Threatened in Syria, Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Jihadists on the run from Mosul and Raqqa are ordered to change course for Lebanon.

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US Marines in northern Syria
Two Mid East leaders make no headway with Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 11, 2017

Two close US allies, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, traveled to Moscow this week to press different cases relatied to Syria to Putin. Netanyahu focused on Iran; Erdogan on the Kurds..

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US Rangers in Syria with Striker tanks
US troops land in Syria to launch Raqqa operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2017

EXCLUSIVE:  Elements of the US 75th Ranger Regiment have arrived in Syria for the Trump administration’s first direct military operation in Syria: the long-delayed offensive to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State. 

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Erdogan Is in Hot Water in Washington, Moscow and Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

All three are determined to curtail the Turkish presence in Syria and Iraq.

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Iraqi F-16 jets strike ISIS in Abu Kemal, Syria
Iraq hits ISIS in Syria - with Russia, without US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2017

The Iraqi air force Friday, Feb. 24, conducted its first ever bombardment of the Islamic State in Syria, targeting Abu Kemal. The Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman stated the attack was coordinated with Moscow, Damascus and Tehran. 

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Assad Will Let Hizballah Fire Rockets against Israel from Syrian Soil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

He promised Tehran the use of Syrian soil in a Hizballah war against Israel.

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Trump Team’s Brief Honeymoon with Turkey’s Erdogan Is over
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

With Mike Flynn’s exit, Ankara has lost its champion in Washington.

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Netanyahu in Washington Shortly after Israeli Air Force Smashes ISIS-Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Israel’s integration in US anti-ISIS Syrian operations was discussed with Trump.

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Jordanian, Turkish Military Ops Stumble in Syria after Flynn’s Exit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Both rulers were caught in mid-offensives he authorized and planned and were exposed to Russian strikes.

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Iran Sneaks Behind Russia’s Back to Steal the Syrian Show
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Iran is building shadow institutions in Damascus ready to sabotage Russian positions.

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Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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Israel’s inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2017

Since Netanyahu's rhetoric is not backed by military action, Israel has little say in what happens next in Syria, and little clout for keeping Iran and Hizballah out of the Golan.

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Trump’s NSC Shakes up World Regional Map to Reflect New Orientations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

His political and security orientation is reflected in a North African and Mid East reshuffle.

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Crossed Wires in Trump Administration over First US-Russian Air Sortie in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The Pentagon denied military collaboration after it went ahead in Syria.

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Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly January 26, 2017

 

Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, debkafile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones in Syria. This scheme will transfer military control of the country to those three powers and require Iranian and pro-Iranian forces to leave. More about this in the latest DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers).

 

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Mystery blasts in Damascus: Syria accuses Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2017

There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13) – one at an officers club in Damascus and the second at Mezzeh airport, which Syria alleged was the work of the new Israeli S-35 stealth aircraft firing across the border from a point over the Sea of Galilee. There was no claim to either of the attacks.

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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