564 articles tagged "US"
Shimon Pere is laid to rest in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Special Report September 30, 2016

World lealders gathered in Jerusalem Friday, Sept. 30, for the funeral of Shimon Peres, twice prime minister, minister in 12 governments and member of the Knesset for half a century, Peres crowned his long career as Israel’s ninth president from 2007 to 2014. He died aged 93, the last of Israel's founding fathers..

 

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US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2016

There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies, When President Barack Obama Friday, Sept. 30 attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the Israeli leader Shimon Peres, he must have realized he was only 514km as the crow flies from Aleppo, the raging crux of the escalating big-power conflict.

 

 

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US Air Strikes on ISIS Chemical Weapons Plants in Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

The early US-ISIS confrontation ahead of the Mosul offensive focuses on chemical warfare.

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Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2016

Israel is again urged by Washington to update and enlarge its war fleet to catch up with the rapidly changing conditions opposite its shores, where Russia, Iran and Egypt are building up armadas of warships that are bigger and more advanced than ever before. Tehran and Rome have just negotiated a naval exchange deal that gives the Iranian navy berths in Italian ports.

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Rahimi’s Al Qaeda handler is based in Quetta
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2016

During his rips to Afghanistan, Ahmad Khan Rahimi secretly visited Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders in Quetta, Pakistan, and was appointed a regular Al Qaeda controller who kept in touch with him up until the present when he executed three bombing attacks in New York City and New Jersey. The same controller runs a number of terrorist sleepers in America.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 17, 2016

The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. Five days after the truce they agreed would go into effect Monday, fighting was still raging Saturday, Sept. 17.
 

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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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Was Israel’s satellite sabotaged on US rocket pad?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2016

A day after Israel’s Amos-6 communications satellite was lost in a highly unusual explosion/fast fire of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral, some Israel aerospace industry experts are beginning to suspect sabotage. 

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Loss of Amos 6 shakes Israeli satellite industry
DEBKAfile Special Report September 2, 2016

Israel’s satellite industry, one of the world’s eight, was set back for years by the powerful explosion Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station two days before Saturday’s launch of the Amos 6 communications satellite. The satellite that was destroyed was designed to provide direct satellite data services to remote parts of Africa.

 

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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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Afghan Population and Land Are Decimated by Taliban-ISIS Turf Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Their terror attacks claim a rising civilian and military death toll amid rival land grabs.

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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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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 & Iran Clip Russian and US Wings in Mid East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

Are Erdogan and Khamenei singing from the same song book?

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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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US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016

The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas.

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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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Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

In an earthshaking Middle East development, the United States has begun secretly evacuating the tactical nuclear weapons it had stockpiled at the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik – another step towards folding American tents in the Middle East.

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Abbas scheme for rival Jerusalem municipality
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2016

The US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel too have warned the octogenarian Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas against holding the Oct. 8 municipal elections he has called for the Palestinian-ruled West Bank towns and locales and the Gaza Strip. 

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