18 articles tagged "Syrian-Iraqi border"
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New Russian base in SE Syria
First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2017

A new Russian base is under construction in southeastern Syria at a small village called Khirbet Ras Al-Wa’r in the Bir al-Qasab district (see map.). It brings the Russian foothold to its most easterly point in Syria with a handle for controlling the volatile region, where American-backed and Iranian-backed forces are bidding for dominance from a point not far from the US garrison and the Israeli border.

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Escalation in S. Syria with Iranian-led gains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 18, 2017

As the Iranian-directed Syrian army comes close to winning the battle for S. Syria and breaking through the Syrian-Iraqi border, the US force awaits directives from Washington. Damascus gave the rebels in Daraa 48 hours to withdraw to Jordan while Tehran captured the Al-Waleed crossing from Iraq to 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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Iranian Shahed-129 drone
How an Iranian general duped US command in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report June 10, 2017

The Iranian-made Syrian drone downed by US F-15 fighters in southeastern Syria on June 8 was presented by American media as a “pro-regime” drone. It was in fact, as debkafile’s military sources can disclose, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Shahed-129, which was fired as a part of a complicated ruse to dupe the US commanders while pro-Iranian forces surreptiously moved in on the Syrian-Iraqi border. The Russian role in this deception is suggestive.

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Iran Blows a Hole in Mattis’ Campaign to Block Its Iraqi-Syrian Corridor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Decision-making falters in the White House, giving Iran free rein for a blitzkrieg.

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Russia Backs Syrian Forces Advancing on US-held Border Crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Moscow uses the standoff to gain an edge for its aspirations in Baghdad.

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Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

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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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Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.

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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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Iran Wants Clear Russian Answers for Wrecking Trump’s Mid East Plans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

An emissary from Tehran asks how far Russia will go against the US military in Syria.

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Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle
DEBKAfile Special Report May 21, 2017

Military tensions on Syria’s borders with Iraq, Jordan and Syria jumped another notch Monday, May 21, on Day 2 of Donald Trump’s foreign trip, with the arrival of the first Russian ground troops in southern Syria. 

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|Norwegian Special Forces arrive at Al-Tanf crossing
Syria & allies push back at US-held border post
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2017

The Syrian-pro-Iranian-Hizballah force in southern Syria renewed its advance on the Iraqi border on Saturday, May 20, two days after sustaining heavy casualties from a US air strike on its convoys. Syrian military sources report the capture Saturday of the Suweida region and another 60 square kilometers, moving closer to the strategic Al-Tanf crossing at the Syrian border intersection with Iraq and Jordan, which is held by US and other special operations units.
 

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Trump Launches 8-Nation Operation to Block Iran’s Takeover of Syrian-Iraqi Border. ISIS Left for Later
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

More than 3,000 elite troops are deployed for Trump’s first military initiative to block Iran.

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Full Pro-Iranian Shiite Mobilization against US Bid for Syrian Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

The Iranian-Syrian offensive was timed to disrupt Donald Trump’s Mid East Trip.

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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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US SEAL Forces in Syria
Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern
DEBKAfile Special Report May 17, 2017

Israeli security chiefs were gravely concerned Wednesday, May 17, when they learned that a high-ranking Iraqi military delegation had arrived in Damascus  for a discussion on the situation unfolding on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S. Syrian borders
DEBKAfile Special Report May 16, 2017

The pro-Iranian Hizballah Tuesday, May 16, rushed 12 companies of 1,000 fighters to the Homs, Daraa and Quneitra (Golan) regions of southern Syria to block off the entry of “US-backed militants” from Jordan.

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