748 articles tagged "Syria"
“Izra” Is the Secret Code for US-Russian exchanges on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It is at this remote venue, that the two powers quietly chart their joint policies in Syria.

Where Have 30,000 Jihadis Gone? Regrouping for Revised, Massive ISIS Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

Even after winning back Raqqa and Mosul, the victors have lost 30,000 missing jihadis.

Russians enter Daraa, Syrians/Hizballah move out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2017

Russian troops stepped into southern Syria for the first time Wednesday, July 13, when they entered the town of Daraa to start enforcing the partial ceasefire agreed by Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Hamburg on July 7.  debkafile’s military sources report this exclusively. As they moved in, Syrian army tank units and Hizballah withdrew.


Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

Preparing for their first face-to-face
Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 30, 2017

 At 94, Henry Kissinger emerges as the man the inexperienced President Trump secretly turns to for advice on tricky foreign affairs. Mattis’ job was to place the military markers in diplomatic focus.

Iran Gets a Free Ride into Syria from Mattis’ Focus on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

CENTCOM: “If Assad want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal [Syrian Iraqi border], then that would be welcomed.”

Mistrust Deepens as US and Russia Spar at Ever Closer Quarters in SE Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

They are struggling to control their allies in rival bids to dominate S. Syria.

Another US “Red Line” Falls in Syria – This One Trump’s for Russia and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

Syria and Iran breached the US 55-km line around Al Tanf – and was allowed to get away with it.

Badr Brigades fully kitted out for battle
Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2017

Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. The advanced combat capabilities of this powerful Iranian-led militia, would tilt the Syrian war strongly in Iran’s favor, with alarming ramifications for the US, Israel and Jordan. 

Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

Putin Poised to Disrupt Trump’s Plans with a New Four-Pronged Middle East Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.

Trump to Raise Big Arab-Muslim Army against ISIS as Centerpiece of His Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Mustering yet another US-led military coalition is planned for Trump’s first foreign trip.

Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

Russian military police in Syria
Russian monitors for Syrian Golan - not Iranians
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2017

Moscow this week responded to Israel’s concerns about posting Iranian and Turkish officers on its borders to monitor the potential “de-escalation” zones Russia is proposing for Syria. In respect of those concerns, debkafile reveals that Russia agreed in high-level contacts in the last few days to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region, the Golan and the areas where Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet.

Trump-Putin call focuses on Syria, security zones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2017

In their phone call on May 2,. both presidents advanced ideas for security zones to de-escalate the violence in Syria and deemed their cooperation “critical.” But both needed to consult their allies first.

US Marines in northern Syria
US Marines in Syria to defend Kurds against Turkey
DEBKAfile Special Report April 30, 2017

The US has sent a group of US Marines armed with eight-wheeled Stryker armored carriers to northern Syria as a buffer between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces, after Turkish air strikes killed 20 members of the US-backed Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) militia. Clashes broke out between Turkish and Kurdish forces after the air strikes.

The Bad Guys Are Not (Yet) Impressed by the New Sheriff
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017

Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.

Trump and Tehran Trade Conciliatory Signals ahead of Iran’s Presidential Election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017

Khamenei’s favorite in Iran’s May 19 presidential election advocates withdrawal from.

New US air bases in Syria
US Air Force to quit Incirlik, move to Syria base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2017

US engineering teams are working round the clock to build a big new air base in northern Syria after completing the expansion of another four. They are all situated in the Syrian borderland with Iraq, debkafile reports. The Trump administration is going full steam ahead on the massive project of pulling US air force units out of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey and transferring them to the Syrian complex..

The USS Porter in action
US strikes Syrian military airfield
DEBKAfile Special Report April 7, 2017

The US military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, April 6, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago.

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