681 articles tagged "Syria"
Ofek-11’s failure would hamper Israel’s intel ops
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2016

The failure of the Ofek 11 spy satellite mission would not only mean hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain, but also indirect losses, incurred by the need to close airspace and territorial waters for the launch, as well as the wasted efforts of deploying fighter and reconnaissance planes as accompaniments and placing medical, rescue and hazardous material disposal units on alert.

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Saudi Thumbs-down to Netanyahu’s Bid to Update 2002 Peace Initiative
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

Riyadh: The Arab world has more pressing business than the Palestinian question.

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Failed Syrian rebel drive spills shells on Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2016

The shells spilling over to Israeli Golan came from Syrian rebels – not Syrian army artillery. debkafile: The battle was initiated by the rebel Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) to open up a link between its separates forces south and north of Quneitra.

 

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Russia: Dissolve US-Arab-Israeli Syria war room
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2016

In another move to grab control of the Syrian arena, the Kremlin marked the start of the US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria with a push for the US to dissolve its war room in Amman that is manned also by Jordanian, Saudi, Israeli, Qatari and United Arab Emirates officers.

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Obama hands Syria over to Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2016

debkafile reports that Putin virtually shut the door on further cooperation with the United States in Syria after signing a secret deal with Turkish leader Tayyip Edrogan. The agreed that they would map out together the next steps in the Middle East, including Syria.

 

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Hizballah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2016

A large Hizballah force is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from the Golan border, under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command. They are preparing to open a second warfront against Israel.

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How Syria, Ukraine crises tie in with US elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 5, 2016

Instead of grappling with global crises, the G20 summit is revealed as a platform for a further plunge in the cold war relations revived afresh between the United States and Russia. 

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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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Who killed Al-Adnani? US, Russia or maybe ISIS?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

 Mohammed Al-Adnani was responsible for terrorist atrocities in Tunisia, Paris, Brussels, Orlando, Nice, Sinai Peninsula and Istanbul. debkafile: Washington and Moscow were tipped off on his whereabouts from the same source.

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Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.”

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Syrian Kurds clash with Turkish forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia commanders are flouting the ultimatum US Vice President Joe Biden handed them Wednesday, Aug. 24 to retreat to east of the Euphrates or else forfeit US support.  Instead, debkafile’s military sources report, they decided to fight it out with the Turkish army.

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Turkey’s Syrian Invasion Kicks off Wide-Ranging Intervention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

From Jarabulus, the Turkish army will advance in three heads east, west and south.

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US and Russia on Verge of Separate No-Fly Zones in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The US plans to collaborate with Turkish, Israeli and Jordanian air forces to secure three zones.

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Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016

Turkey is setting a rapid pace for its rapprochement with Israel. Saturday, Aug. 20, the Turkish parliament ratified the reconciliation agreement Ankara signed with Jerusalem and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the ambassadors would be exchanged soon. 

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Turkey Demands Shared Control of US Nukes at Incirlik before Lifting Siege of US Airmen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Erdogan tried holding US airmen to siege to gain control of nuclear weapons.

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ISIS Regroups after Orderly Retreat from Manbij and Sirte
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Jihadists head out of Sirte for long trek to desert rendezvous with AQIM.

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Turkish Ultimatum to US: Expel Kurdish Militias Who Liberated Manbij
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

ISIS forces are regrouped to retake Manbij once the Kurds are gone.

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Russia and Turkey Act in Unison to Pre-empt Kurdish States in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Erdogan finds a strong ally to help him finally crush Kurdish statehood hopes.

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Candidate Clinton Already Set for Cold War with Putin, Assad’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Their first clash will center on Bashar Assad - in contrast to the Obama bid for partnership.

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How Muhammad Dalil toyed with European security
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2016

The death toll from Islamist terror in Europe is rising at a frightening rate to 443 in the past three years – from 4 in 2014 - two of them Israelis, shooting up to 267 in 2015 and 172 in the first seven months of 2016 – equal to an average of 24.5 per month. More than 3,000 people were moreover injured in the last three years.

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