24 articles tagged "US-Iraq War Diary *"
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Bush: Washington's conditions for talking to Iran remain unchanged - first verifiably suspend nuclear fuel enrichment<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2006, 11:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
He said that while the Iraqi government was free to talk to Iran about helping to end the violence, US conditions for direct talks with Tehran were unchanged. Ahead of his arrival in Amman Wednesday night, the US president denied there was a civil war in Iraq and said the ...
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US and France Vie for Iraq`s Shiites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 17, 2003, 10:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
In the heat of war, General Tommy Franks played out his thesis that speed kills the enemy. A more nuanced formula may govern America's international strategy beyond Iraq. This formula was revealed by Jim Hoagland, Washington Post columnist, on April 13, as having been proposed by Condoleezza Rice, national security ...
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Ultimatum for Assad as US Special Forces Land
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2003, 2:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Although President George W. Bush and administration spokesmen have carefully skirted any explicit threat of military action against Syria, debkafile's military sources report that Sunday night, April 12, small teams of American undercover troops were already inside Syria marking out the hideouts of Saddam's close family, his top ...
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Busy Baghdad Highway to Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2003, 10:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/BAssad.jpg" align="right" border="0">Round about noon on Sunday, April 13, US commanders realized that, while they were preoccupied with the civic needs of Baghdad, they were missing the biggest spectacle of the war - the 2003 Exodus from Iraq. Members of Saddam's regime in their thousands were pouring out ...
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Deal with Iraqi Commander Opened Baghdad to Marines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 13, 2003, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
Saddam's scientific adviser and liaison with the UN arms inspectors, General Amer Hammoudi Al-Saadi, was not the first Iraqi general to turn himself in to American forces. Just before closing its last edition on April 11,DEBKA-Net-Weeklyreceived the first fragmentary reports from its intelligence sources of another general who trod ...
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Stage One Ends Leaving Trail of Enigmas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 12, 2003, 8:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/Q1.jpg" align="right" border="0">While sharing the joy of the people of Baghdad in their newfound freedom, official US spokesmen have rightly pointed out that the war is not over. Saddam's statue may have been toppled but several hundred revelers in the streets of Baghdad do not mark the end ...
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Baghdad Divided
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2003, 10:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
fl!JUMHU.jpg>Early morning Wednesday, April 9, Day 21 of the war, as US troops moved into central Baghdad from the west, northeast and south, it dawned on Baghdad's roughly 6 million inhabitants that the Saddam regime was no longer visible. Very quickly, scenes of jubilation were mixed with riotous looting, first ...
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Is the War of Words over?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2003, 7:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
By the end of Day 20 of the war, some of the creative dust dramatizing its progress had settled and some hard facts were surfacing. First, the true scale of the US thrust into the heart of Baghdad on Monday, April 7. The US 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, reaching its ...
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Speed Kills the Enemy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2003, 1:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/TB.jpg" align="left" border="0">One of US war commander General Tommy Franks' favorite aphorisms for his troops is that speed can kill the enemy. He was as good as his word Monday morning, April 7, when he sent an armored column made up of two brigades of the 3rd Mechanized ...
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Battle for Saddam's Underground Regime Centers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2003, 10:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/bag5.jpg" align="left" border="0">While the images of American tanks rumbling through the streets of Baghdad Saturday, April 5, made stunning footage - certainly meant to impress on the Iraqi people and army that further resistance is useless, notwithstanding Saddam Hussein's walkabout the day before - debkafile's military ...
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Post-war Iraq and Palestinian Road Map Bracketed at Belfast Summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2003, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even amid crucial battles in Iraq, US President George W. Bush has made the gesture of leaving his capital again this week for a second attempt to shore up his foremost war ally, British prime minister Tony Blair, in the fight for his political life at home. Although, according to ...
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Is Saddam in Syria?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2003, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Exclusive Middle East sources have tracked down the top Iraqi leadership's bolt-hole. It is a large 1,600-room luxury resort with 600 meters of private sandy beach in the Mediterranean coastal town of Latakiya called Cote d'Azur De Cham Resort, prepaid and chartered in toto by Baghdad. The ...
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US Forces Cross Euphrates Near Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2003, 10:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
The US dawn assault against Ash-Shatra north of Nasiryah Monday, to seek out senior Iraqi regime and Baath officials directing the terrorist and guerrilla warfare against coalition forces, diverted attention from a far more critical American initiative. While Ash-Shatra is mostly under air assault, the American 101st Airborne Division's "screaming ...
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Saddam Eyes Endgame, Gathers in His Elite Forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2003, 3:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iraq war is resolving itself into a battle of wits whose lines are deliberately blurred by the bravado, ambiguous maneuvers and half-truths propagated by both sides. The protagonists are US General Tommy Franks and Saddam Hussein. The score on Day 12 of the war is even. debkafile's ...
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Uday's 800,000-Strong Guerrilla-Suicide Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2003, 3:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Uday Hussein, faithfully obeying his father, immersed himself from April 2002 in creating a vast guerrilla-terrorist army 800,000 strong, according to DEBKA-Net-Weekly's intelligence sources. Its largest component, around 650,000, comes from the ubiquitous Baath party, the Saddam regime's eyes, ears and informers in every corner of Iraqi society, together ...
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Day Nine of Iraq War - March 27, 2003
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2003, 1:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
101st Airborne Steals March
Though slowed down, Thursday, March 27, US forces were holding to their lines of advance in the face of billowing clouds of sand and dust and the harassment of the hit-and-run raids staged by Iraqi irregulars determined to halt their advance and cut their supply routes. The ...
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Day Ten of Iraq War - 28 March, 2003
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2003, 1:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Assad to Saddam's Rescue
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 103 reported exclusively that, In two covert operations this week, US special forces blew up the Iraqi-Syrian pipeline carrying illegal Iraq oil exports from Mosul and Kirkuk to the Syrian Mediterranean oil terminal on the Banias for sale overseas, as well as the Syrian-Iraq railroad ...
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Day Six of Iraq War - March 26, 2003
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2003, 12:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Reverses
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As night fell, Iraqi forces began pounding coalition troops around Nasiriya in central Iraqi with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The column of Iraqi military vehicles heading south appeared to be making for Najef, where a battle with US troops earlier Wednesday exacted heavy Iraqi casualties; most disturbingly, a huge convoy ...
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Day Five of Iraq War - March 25, 2003
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2003, 1:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
US Short of Troops for Baghdad Battle
Three days of violent sandstorms and low clouds are forecast for southern and central Iraq from Tuesday, March 25. For the Iraqis, this means a couple of days' respite; for the American and British, a scramble to shroud their tanks and equipment in canvas ...
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Day Four of Iraq War - March 23, 2003
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2003, 3:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
US Troops in First Encounter with Iraqi Republic Guards
After a tough day of facing Iraqi resistance and setbacks - the first American troops were taken captive and 12 were killed - America's Iraq War took an important military turn late on Sunday, March 23, as reported exclusively by debka More...
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