341 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Russia flies Chechen commandos to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

 Moscow started to deploy Chechen special operations forces units to Syria this week, debkafile’s military sources reveal. The troops come from elite units of the Chechen military with extensive field experience in urban warfare. Some of the units fought in eastern Ukraine in the past two years and, before that. in Chechnya against radical Islamic terror organizations linked to Al Qaeda and the Salafi movement.

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With One Phone Call, Trump Fits China into his Evolving Policy Toolbox
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Taken with his détente with Putin, it was a gambit for driving a wedge between China and Russia.

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Aleppo’s Fall Triggers Odd Bedfellows: Russians with Nusra, Assad with Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Russians are talking to Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Turkey, Assad to Kurds in Aleppo.

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Russia and Iran Secretly Connive to Promote Taliban
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

They seek to undermine the Afghan government and NATO ops against ISIS.

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Putin Pulls a Fast One on Trump in Syria, Testing His Resolve
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

It took him a week to renege on his understandings with the incoming Trump administration.

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An Israeli General Looks Askance at Trump’s National Security Appointees
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

It is feared that the IDF will be downgraded as America’s senior Mid East ally.

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Russian Air Strikes Tell US and Israel: South Syria is Next, after Aleppo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

Moscow may open the southern floodgates for the Syrian army and allies to surge in.

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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.

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New Putin move to win a military base in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2016

Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. He was welcomed in Moscow, which saw an opening for Russia to gain its first military base in North Africa.

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Egyptian pilots flying Russian choppers in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s secret decision to intervene militarily in the Syrian war on the side of the Syrian President Bashar Assad is revealed here by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

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Trump Transition Team Bids for Obama’s Hands-off in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.

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Flynn-Patrushev Exchange Slows Aleppo Violence Ahead of Decisive Ending
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

The Trump administration prefers to avert a decisive Syrian government victory.

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Now We Are Seven: Trump Expands US Military Ops HQ in Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

It is now hooked up with Russia and Assad government.

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Trump’s Back-Channel Diplomacy Lays the Ground for Strong Debut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

They have fanned out across Mid East and European capitals to open contacts.

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Are Europe and NATO Right to Be Scared of a Trump-Putin Détente?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

Europe and NATO are scared they will be marginalized.

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Putin’s low-key Syrian operation - a call to Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 16, 2016

debkafile: The proportions of the Nov. 15 Russian operation against terrorist targets in Syria better fit the description of low key than “large scale.” No more than 2 Sukhoi Su-33 fighters lifted off the carrier’s decks.

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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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Trump’s first ME military action may target Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 12, 2016

Was Tehran testing Donald Trump’s resolve, after he called the 2015 nuclear accord “the worst deal ever” which he vowed to dismantle?

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Russian Prime Minister at Western Wall, Jerusalem
Medvedev in Jerusalem as Putin waits for Trump
DEBKAfile Special Report November 11, 2016

As Medvedev visited the Western Wall in support of Israel’s rights in Jerusalem, a mighty Russian fleet was preparing to deliver a crushing blow to Syrian rebel groups holding out in Aleppo - that is until Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, taking Putin by surprise.

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Erdogan Wants a Turkish Enclave to Span Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

This would pre-empt Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish independence aspirations.

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