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ISIS fights with Russian tanks seized from Syrian army
ISIS launches counteroffensives in Syria & Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 26, 2017

The Islamic State summer offensive is in full spate on three fronts - two in Syria and a third in European cities -  thus pricking the prevailing view of Western experts on Islamic terror that the caliphate’s territorial shrinkage in Syria and Iraq heralds its approaching demise. A surprise assault this week gave the jihadists the chance to snatch several villages southeast of Raqqa as well as Syrian camps and positions. Around 100 Syrian troops were left dead.

US Asymmetry for Iran on Syria’s Borders: Open Gate to Lebanon. No Entry to Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

US special forces are helping open Iran’s door to Lebanon, while keeping shut its entry to Iraq.

Russia Builds a Syrian Spetsnaz, Is Taking over Iran’s Shiite Militias
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

Moscow is taking over Iran’s Shiite militias and integrating them in the remodeled Syrian 5th Assault Corps.

New Syrian-Hizballah offensive defies ceasefire
DEBKAfile Special Report July 10, 2017

Less than 24 hours after the US-Russian sponsored ceasefire went into force in southwest Syria, it broke down early Monday, July 10, when large-scale Syrian army and Hizballah forces launched a general offensive on Syrian rebel forces in the Al Suweida province. This region was listed with Quneitra and Daraa as one of three demilitarized locations covered by the truce.  

Syrian tank in the south
Syria declares truce before Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Special Report July 3, 2017

 Moscow likely twisted Assad’s arm for a ceasefire in the south Monday July 3 in advance of the first Trump-Putin meeting in Hamburg and discussion of deconfliction zones in Syria.

Turkey Joins Iran’s Anti-US Ranks on Burning Regional Issues
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

Turkish and Iranian supplies to Doha stiffen Qatar’s stance against the Saudi-led Arab boycott.

Battle for Syrian Golan - June, 2017
Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border
DEBKAfile Special Report June 25, 2017

In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra’s northern suburb of Baath city. (See map). The mortar shells that exploded on the Israeli Golan came from a battle in which Syrian and Hizballah units were fighting off a Syrian rebel offensive around Quneitra, just 3km from the Israeli border.

Syrian-Hizballah Push for SE Syria Slowed at Daraa by US-backed SDF
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

The Syrian-Hizballah push for the Jordanian and Israeli border districts is slowed by the Daraa setback.

Escalation in S. Syria with Iranian-led gains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 18, 2017

As the Iranian-directed Syrian army comes close to winning the battle for S. Syria and breaking through the Syrian-Iraqi border, the US force awaits directives from Washington. Damascus gave the rebels in Daraa 48 hours to withdraw to Jordan while Tehran captured the Al-Waleed crossing from Iraq to Syria.


US forward base at Al Zukf, Syrian Desert
New US base in S. Syria for tussle over control
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2017

In readiness for a prospective showdown for control of southeast Syria, US Special Forces have set up a forward base at Al-Zukf in the Syrian Desert, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report.

Iran Blows a Hole in Mattis’ Campaign to Block Its Iraqi-Syrian Corridor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Decision-making falters in the White House, giving Iran free rein for a blitzkrieg.

Russia Backs Syrian Forces Advancing on US-held Border Crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Moscow uses the standoff to gain an edge for its aspirations in Baghdad.

Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

A Russian-Iranian Force Steals up on Syrian Border Triangle for Trump’s Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Russian paratroops have joined the Syrian army, pro-Iranian Shiite advance.

Syrian Rebels Spring out of Tunnels on Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017

Syrian rebels sprang out of tunnels to catch the Assad regime napping.

Turkish and Assad’s forces Race Each Other to Take Al-Bab from ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

They will not risk going all the way to a clash before Putin shows his hand.

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.

“Syrian 5th Corps” is new Shiite foreign legion
DEBKAfile Special Report December 4, 2016

It is designated the “Fifth Corps” of the Syrian army, but debkafile’s military and intelligence sources can identity the new unit as the framework for an international Shiite brigade or foreign legion. 

Israel jets mark go-it-alone policy on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 30, 2016

Arab media described Israeli warplanes attacking targets in and around Damascus overnight Tuesday, Nov. 29, as firing “four long-range Popeye” missiles from Lebanese air space.

How Far Will Obama and Putin Go in Their Duel over Syria?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

He has no intention of sinking any further into the Syrian war quagmire.

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