48 articles tagged "Raqqa"
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ISIS Opens Its Next Front in Sinai and Gulf of Aqaba
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Officers from Raqqa high command transferred to Sinai, expand terror operations.

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Raqqa Op on Hold: Trump like Putin Refuses More Troops for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Trump like Putin is refusing to allocate more troops to Syria.

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Trump to Erdogan: For 30,000 Troops, Take Raqqa Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

The US President is suddenly ready to see Turkish troops taking over Raqqa offensive.

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Sarin Gas Bomb: Russian-Iranian Distraction from Grand US Raqqa Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

The outrage was contrived by Russia, Iran and Assad to deflect a large-scale US buildup in Syria.

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Turkish tanks deployed in Syria
With Turks out, Raqqa operation is short of tanks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 1, 2017

Except for one missing factor, the United States is in advanced preparations for the operation to oust the Islamic State from Raqqa, its Syrian stronghold, as Mission Mosul winds down in Iraq. Tuesday, March 28, a large convoy of trucks, with the KRG numbers plates of the semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq, crossed into Syria at the Semalka border post. But without the Turkish army, the operation is short of tanks.

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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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Trump Starts Working Secretly with Russia in Syria – Ahead of FBI Probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017

US and Russia set up new Syrian bases in synchronized moves.

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Al Qaeda blows up Shiite pilgrim buses in Damascus
Before US whacks ISIS-Syria, Al Qaeda is resurgent
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2017

A new-old menace has raised its head: Al Qaeda and its Syrian affiliates have launched a fresh wave of terror in Syria. Saturday, March 11, two bomb explosions killed 74 Shiite pilgrims, most Iraqis, at an ancient cemetery in Damascus.

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Trump Deploys US Troops to Syria for War on ISIS, Offloads Russia and Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017

He decides that America will go it alone with a local force – without Russia or Turkey.

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US Rangers in Syria with Striker tanks
US troops land in Syria to launch Raqqa operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2017

EXCLUSIVE:  Elements of the US 75th Ranger Regiment have arrived in Syria for the Trump administration’s first direct military operation in Syria: the long-delayed offensive to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State. 

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Epic US, Russian, Turkish military summit on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2017

EXCLUSIVE:  For the first time ever, the top soldiers of the United States, Russia and Turkey are holding a secret meeting in the Turkish town of Antalya for an effort to avert a clash between their three armies in N. Syria, 

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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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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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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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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Obama’s “Turkish Headache” Holds up the Operation to Liberate Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

If the Kurds take the lead, they risk being hit in the back by the Turkish army.

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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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The Mosul Operation May Mire the US in Regional Conflicts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Obama’s plan for a major victory against ISIS quickly runs foul of local disputes.

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