552 articles tagged "US"
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 stand their ground and fight it out with the Turkish army. By backing Ankara against the Kurds, the US has forfeited its main spearhead for the campaigns to oust ISIS from Raqqa and Mosul,


 

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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 - in full momentum since the Erdogan-Putin summit on Aug. 9 - 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. Erdogan and Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are determined that nothing will hinder their reconciliation.

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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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Putin and Erdogan Cook up Three Anti-US Steps at St. Petersburg
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

They are putting together a new anti-US bloc with Iran, Iraq and Syria.

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Five Causes of the Long Delay in Liberating Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Neither Iraq nor US or the Kurds have enough fighting manpower for an offensive.

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Why Does America Shirk Smashing the Raqqa Global Terror Hub?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Less military force is available for this offensive even than for the Mosul operation.

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Urgent Israeli Navy order for new US coastal craft
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The Mediterranean is fast filling up with bigger and more sophisticated warships than ever before, leaving the Israeli Navy lagging behind for meeting changing challenges, notably from seaborne terror. The IDF is therefore trying to speed delivery of advanced US littoral combat ships.

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US Military Aid Cutback Would Badly Hit Israel’s Missile Industry
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Obama is unlikely to give way on use of US aid for purchases in Israel.

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No Stopping US Air Strikes over Libya Now They Have Started
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Washington will be obliged to carry on for longer than the 30 days to make headway.

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Putin Shuts the Door on US “Last Try” for Cooperation in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

He says: Let the Russians get on with it, as the US has little presence in the arena anyway.

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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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Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

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Ties with ISIS? Apocalyptic but Plausible for Erdogan’s Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.

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ISIS’ First Bombing of Syrian Kurds – A Turning Point in War on Islamic Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

This is meant to deter them from joining the coalition offensive against Raqqa.

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Nusra Front Militia Chief Kept Obama and Putin Waiting
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

They need this al-Qaeda affiliate to join their future plans for Syria.

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