63 articles tagged "Mosul"
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Iran Gives Iraqi, Yemeni Proxies New, Upgraded Qaher Ballistic Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

They are hauled overland to Yemen to sidestep US, Egyptian, Saudi Red Sea fleets.

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ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2017

Kurdish and Arab fighters dropped by American helicopters quickly captured five villages west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa - the opening shot of the US-led Raqqa campaign,  debkafile: Escaping ISIS fighters from Mosul and Raqqa are meanwhile heading for the first time to Lebanon.

 

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Lebanon Is Next Target. ISIS U-Turns as Turf Threatened in Syria, Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Jihadists on the run from Mosul and Raqqa are ordered to change course for Lebanon.

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Trump to Abadi: Dissolve Shiite militias, Devolve Self-Rule on Northern Minorities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Dissolve Shiite Militias, grant autonomy to minorities in the north.

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Al-Baghdadi Lets Foreigners Go Home for Jihad, Axes Top ISIS Command
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

This decision and the axing of his top command show weakness at the top of ISIS.

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Russia Airfreights Syrian Troops to Save Deir Ez-Zour from Falling to ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

The fall of this key town would impact the Mosul operation and a decision to retake Raqqa.

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Propping up US-Iraqi Mosul flop exposed Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 31, 2016

US and Iraqi military reinforcements were rushed this week to the crumbling Mosul front line to prop up the few positions still held by the Iraqi army and prevent the US-backed offensive from crashing into defeat at ISIS hands.

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Turkish mobile artillery at Al Bab
Turkish army like Iraqis stalled by ISIS pushback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 28, hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to deliver a major speech on his vision for the Middle East, Turkey and Russia announced a ceasefire plan going into effect the same night for the whole of Syria.

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ISIS strikes in Berlin, Jordan – and Mosul too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 21, 2016

The city of Berlin and the Jordanian Crusader town of Karak are 3,000km apart, but the distance did not stop Islamic State killers from taking 26 lives, including the Israeli Dalia Elkayam in Berlin, and injuring 18 others in the two countries.

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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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ISIS returns to Palmyra
ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2016

Islamic State forces pushed forward their assault to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12, and by evening had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, debkafile added: They booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets. 

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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Bickering between US and Iraqi Generals Throws Mosul Air Operation off Track
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The US CENTCOM control room has shut Iraqi air chiefs out of the campaign.

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As the Mosul Offensive Peters out, ISIS Poises for Its Comeback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The Iraqi army’s failure to break through prompts ISIS recovery.

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Obama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2016

Half a dozen long convoys of trucks carrying US arms, hurriedly put together by US military headquarters in Baghdad, have crossed the border in the last three days on their way to the Syrian Kurdish PYD-YPG militia, 

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The US-Led Coalition’s Advance on Mosul Lags Way behind Schedule
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

Towards week’s end, the Iraqi army’s advance slowed without entering the city.

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US on alert for terror strikes around elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 4, 2016

The FBI has warned officials in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible al Qaeda or ISIS attacks in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8. No specific locations were mentioned. However, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates airports, tunnels and bridges around New York City, are continuing "a high level of patrols." The warning comes a day after the debkafile report of a terror threat possibly timed for the US election.

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ISIS in Mosul Is Nowhere Near Breaking Point, Two More Islamic Terror Groups Stand by
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Two more Islamic terror groups are standing by to jump in from the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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The Operation to Retake Raqqa from ISIS Is Still Far off
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Ashton Carter can’t bring Turkey and the Kurds together for an operation.

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