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🚨#Peshawar is the most polluted city in #Pakistan today.

The #AQI is over 270, nearing the "hazardous" category. The PM2.5 concentration currently is 43.2 times the WHO annual #AirQuality guideline value. 😷

Data from @IQAir and #PCAA.
At this level for healthy individuals:
🚨50% experience moderate/greater lung function impairment
🚨20% experience large/greater lung function impairments
🚨10-15% experience moderate/severe respiratory symptoms (chest pain with aggravated cough)

(US EPA Risk Assessment)
Individuals with asthma, other respiratory conditions will likely be more severely impacted, leading to increased emergency room & clinic visits & increased hospital admissions. 🏥

😷Wear a mask
🪟Close your windows
🚲Avoid outdoor activities
🫁Run an air purifier if you can
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NEW - U.S. special forces launched a helicopter-borne raid in #Assad-controlled territory ~15km south of #Qamishli in NE #Syria overnight, killing a senior #ISIS leader & capturing several others alive.

That’s the 1st op in regime-held areas since Abu Ghadiya in Oct 2008.
Some local sources claim at least 2 of those captured alive were members of a local pro-#Assad militia — but that remains unconfirmed.

Not clear if the deconfliction line with #Russia was used. #Russian aircraft & personnel are stationed at #Qamishli airport, not far away.
The #Qamishli area is an old stomping ground for #ISIS since AQI days, where #Assad’s Military Intel ran a ‘clearing house’ for AQI foreign fighters heading to #Iraq & for a time, a paramilitary training base.

From ‘03-‘08, 1,000s of AQI foreign fighters passed through the area.
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#PollutionWatch: Total Ban on Sale, Use of All Kinds of #Firecrackers in NCR from November 9-30: NGT…

(📸: Anindya Chattopadhyay/BCCL Delhi)
#NGT has ordered imposition of a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR or any other city or town across the country where the average ambient air quality from November 9-10 to the midnight of Nov 30-Dec 1 falls under the 'poor' and above category.
A bench of #NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel passed the order on a batch of petition seeking remedial action against the use and sale of firecrackers amid the double whammy of pollution crisis and rising #coronavirus infections.
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#PollutionWatch: Delhi Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal Imposes Ban on #Firecrackers in Delhi till November 30…

(📸: IANS)
#Pollution #FirecrackersBan Image
Delhi Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal on Thursday held a review meeting on the coronavirus situation and the preparedness of Delhi to deal with the #COVID19 cases and also decided to ban #firecrackers, as both #pollution and COVID-19 are adversely impacting city residents.
"The Delhi government has decided to put a complete ban on the sale, purchase, and use of firecrackers in Delhi from November 7 to November 30."

#PollutionWatch #Pollution #AirQualityIndex #AQI #AirPollution
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BREAKING - #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi revealed in-person on new #ISIS video post-#Caliphate defeat in #Syria-#Iraq.

He appears in fine health, despite reports of severe injury.
I'm honestly unconvinced that this "diminished" point translates over to #ISIS & its existing/possible support base.

To me, this seems like a Western-centric point from which to analyze a video containing #Baghdadi's 2nd appearance in ~5yrs - a big deal.

#pt: For #ISIS, the struggle is theologically infinite - it isn't "defeated" or "prevented" by territorial losses.

e.g. #Trump's #Syria withdrawal announcement in #Dec '18 would have been perceived as a sign of eventual victory.

- #Baghdadi's video = fuel, not sign of weakness.
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ISW's #ISIS sanctuary map provides an unclassified assessment of the geographic contours of ISIS's campaign. We resumed publishing the map in late 2018 w/ a new baseline of the ISIS "remnants".

This thread provides methodological notes about what the map is & isn't. 1/
ISW's collection & analysis during the counter-#ISIS campaign indicated that DoD's assessments were overestimating the effect of U.S.-led operations on ISIS's military capability. In early 2018, we @TheStudyofWar began a rigorous process of evaluating the actual impact. 2/
Example: in Dec 2017 @CJTFOIR estimated there were only < 3K #ISIS fighters left in #Iraq & #Syria. 1 year later, they estimated 2K ISIS fighters defended a few km of terrain in SE Syria. Meanwhile, the campaign behind front lines was much broader than 1K fighters could wage 3/
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