27 articles tagged "Red Sea"
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Mattis in Djibouti amid high Red Sea stakes
DEBKAfile Special Report April 23, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrival in Djibouti Sunday, April 23 coincided with Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi’s landing in Riyadh. Both capitals are pivotal for the Arab face-off with Iran over control of the strategic Red Sea. Djibouti is both key to Bab el-Mandeb Strait and a springboard for US offensive operations against Al Qaeda in Yemen and Somalia.

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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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New Saudi-UAE Bases Defend Strategic Waters against Iranian Navy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran heats up the race for control of the region’s waters.

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Iran Sows Mines, Also Self-Protects against Reprisals in Kind
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017

Joins the club capable of using sonic and magnetic devices for clearing mines.

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UAE in Empire-Building Mode, Sets up New Base in Somalia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

Berbera is the emirate’s second Horn of Africa base after Assab, Eritrea.

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US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report February 19, 2017

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits: The Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier began patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea; and the US Navy expanded its presence in the Red Sea and the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb.
 

 

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US special operations forces in Yemen
Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 5, 2017

Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) elements, most acting as advisers to the Houthi rebels, intervene actively from time to time. A US special forces intervention cannot be ruled out.

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Iran Sends Yemeni Rebels on Marine Suicide Missions in the Red Sea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

IRGC uses the Houthis as human substitutes for failed missile attacks on Red Sea navies.

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Russia wins Eritrean Base Facing China’s Rising Naval Outpost in Djibouti
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

The Assab base is a link in Russia’s network of military bases in Syria and Libya.

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Emirates Broker Saudi-Egyptian Rift, Harness Cairo to Gulf Security
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

Egyptian chief of staff was invited to GCC military conference.

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Iranian radar in Yemen hit by US Tomahawks
Iran’s 34th fleet faces US flotilla opposite Yemen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 14, 2016

Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced Thursday, Oct. 13, that the Iranian 34th Fleet had deployed warships to the Bab al-Mandeb strait opposite the shores of Yemen. 

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Iran Fights for Control of Key Bab Al-Mandeb Strait with C-802 Missiles Fired by Yemeni Proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Supplied C-802 anti-ship missiles to Yemeni insurgents for blocking Red Sea routes to world shipping.

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Iran Prepares to Establish Its First Mediterranean Naval Bases in Syria and Italy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

Italy is preparing to hand over US naval bases to the Iranian war fleet.

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UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The UAE gains control of Gulf of Aden and Socotra archipelago as forward base.

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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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Egypt Gains Edge with New Helicopter Carriers, But Smart Infrastructure Lacking
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

The navy, air force and general staff are short of the smart infrastructure for such advanced ships.

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New Israeli Early Warning Station in Eritrea Tracks Iran’s Movements
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.

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US Sinai pullback payback for islands handover
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2016

The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in response to Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia. The move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President El-Sisi over its exclusion from consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.  

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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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Saudis Round up Egypt and Turkey under Same Umbrella
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The new alliance enables Riyadh to control the point where the Red Sea meets the Suez Canal.

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