551 articles tagged "US"
US Troop Buildup in Syria as Counterweight for Russian Presence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The number of US commandos in Syria is now believed to be about the same as that of Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces in the country.

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Italian-British force ambushed by IS in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2016

A convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops traveling from the city of Misrata toward the ISIS stronghold of Sirte was ambushed and hit hard by ISIS forces.    

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UAE, Jordan and Israel to Set Up Fortress Cities for Syrian Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

This is a joint venture by UAE, Jordan and Israel.

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Quadrilateral War Room for Red Sea Tiran Island
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

It was agreed at a secret meeting between Netanyahu and Saudi defense minister.

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Prospects of US-led Mosul Offensive Fade as Iraq Fragments
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Next Iraqi P.M. may remove U.S. troops from country.

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Iran May Renounce Nuclear Deal due to International Banking Woes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Iran is plagued by international banking woes.

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Israel and Egypt Oppose U.S. exit from Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Officials in Cairo do not believe the Obama administration will install an automated monitoring system in the Sinai.

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Russia backs self-ruling Kurdish buffer state at Turkey’s back door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, not even four days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of his country’s forces from Syria, he started redrawing its map and dividing up the country into independent federations that will be under Russian influence. He started by backing the Kurdish semiautomous state on the Turkish border.

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Russia Pulls out of West Syria, Leaves US to Face ISIS in the East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Russia pulls the bulk of its forces out of Syria after achieving its purpose, with hardly a shot fired against ISIS, whose strongholds in the eastern sector are left for the US-led coalition to fight.

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Vietnamese Military Carry Israeli “Tavor” Assault Rifles, Fly Israeli Drones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016

While preventing Israel from selling arms to Chine, it suits Washington to have Israel provide the Vietnamese army with advanced weapons to counter China’s expansionist designs in the South China Sea.

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The West Launches a New Covert War on the Islamic State
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

The new covert war US and other Western powers have recently launched against ISIS has so far touched only its external fringes – not reached the Islamic State’s operational and intelligence core.

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The US War on ISIS Is Fading – Both in Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

US and Russian bombardments of ISIS targets have petered out in Syria, heavily outnumbered by intense Russian sorties for wiping out rebel resistance. The US-led operation to destroy ISIS in Libya is also on ice, as former Libyan generals join up with the Islamic State.

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For the Mosul Offensive, the US again Dumps the Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The decision to exclude the Kurds is placing the planned offensive for capturing Mosul and destroying ISIS’s main foothold in Iraq in grave doubt. This is reflected by confusion in the White House and Pentagon over the entire enterprise.

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Mosul Dam Collapse Would Throw Iraq into Chaos, Upend War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The collapse of the Mosul Dam would engulf Iraq like a tsunami, flooding many cities including Baghdad and causing the deaths of an estimated 50,000 people.

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Big Powers Share out Their Military Lead-Roles: US in Libya – Russia in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016

America and Russia have shared out their military roles in two hotspots – the US leads a new coalition for defeating ISIS in Libya, Russia is taking charge of leading the Syrian army to victory and vanquishing the rebel movement.

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Nimr Execution as Rallying-Point for King Salman and His Son’s War Policies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016

The Saudis put the Shiite cleric to death as a deliberate anti-Iran action to break up the US-Shiite bond and unify the warring princely factions engaged in power struggles behind the policies of the king and his son.

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Ramadi’s “Conquest” Leaves Little to Celebrate. ISIS Is Still Around
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

Deep cracks emerged in the allied front that pulled off the partially successful Ramadi operation. Most forces stayed out of the fighting, Americans shut Shiite militias out of the city center, and the US-trained Sunni militias had their own agenda.

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The Dangerous Slide into a Five-Sided Proxy War in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015

The contest between America and Russia has begun, joined by three other combatants.

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US Forces Elbowed out of Iraqi Positions by Russian-led “Security Quartet”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2015

The new “Security Quartet” set up by Russia with Iran, Iraq and Syria, operates out of Baghdad and effectively runs the show in Syria and Iraq, and starting to push the Americans out.

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Syrian Kurds’ Wants Autonomy Guaranteed for Helping to Vanquish ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2015

The Syrian Kurds are playing hardball with Russia and the US, demanding heavy weapons and guarantee of autonomy as the price for helping either of them to beat ISIS.

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