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On this day 2014, #Iraq local Tikriti tribes took the initiative to please #ISIS and cowardly ambushed and murdered over 1700 cadet who left the Tikrit Air Academy known previously as FOB Camp #Speicher to join their families following the fall of the northern city of Mosul. ImageImageImageImage
The terrorists who joined #ISIS were called "Tribe revolutionaries" and others called them "Sunni revolution". Hundreds of these killers are in jail to date.

After 7 years, no #Iraq Prime Minister has the guts to execute the death sentence the Iraqi justice of court pronounced. ImageImageImage
ْIt was a regional plot against #Iraq where many countries cheered #ISIS:
United Arab Emirates Dhahi Khalfan Tamim is a Lieutenant General and the current Deputy Chief of Police and General Security. He was chief of the Dubai Police Force. Image
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#Interesting #DefenseIndustry nexus here - #Iraq and #UAE. #Iraq's @Nina_news_1 reports that the head of the Military Industrialization Authority, Muhammad Sahib Al-Daraji, received the Ambassador of the #UAE (Salem Issa Al-Zaabi) to Baghdad yesterday:…
"A statement by the Authority stated that during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to strengthen them, as well as the issue of the UAE's investment in industrial cities in Iraq...
"which will contribute to strengthening the bonds of cooperation in the #defense #industries between the two countries and benefiting from the #UAE #PrivateSector to supplement industrial investment in #Iraq on both sides, the #civil and #military."
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Initial unconfirmed reports of a rocket attack against Balad Airbase, #Iraq.
3 rockets landed in the vicinity of the security perimeter at Balad Airbase, #Iraq. No injuries or damage to the base currently reported. Will update accordingly
Initial reports of 3 rockets landing in the vincinty of #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq. No CRAM activity reported.
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.@frontlinepbs's documentary on #HTS leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani begins at 10pm EST tonight -- it's already caused shockwaves in the jihadist world.

I've been studying #HTS (& its predecessors) & Jolani's leadership for 10yrs -- the story has profound analytical implications. Image
@frontlinepbs Few could have imagined in 2012-13 that Jolani's Jabhat al-Nusra would years later have a new name & be speaking in quasi nationalist tones; running a semi-technocratic "govt"; proactively engaging w. international NGOs & media; & seeking to establish dialogue w. Western govts.
@frontlinepbs The path between '12 Nusra & '21 #HTS is complex & strewn with inter-factional conflict; vicious internal strife; geopolitical manipulation; and above all, the impact of #Syria's nationwide uprising.

In breaking from #AlQaeda, #Jolani sparked a massive intra-jihadist debate.
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According to reports three 107mm rockets were fired at #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq in the last hour towards the #US Camp Victory section. Only two impacts have been recorded, indirect fire was confirmed. Unconfirmed reports are circulating claiming the third was intercepted…
By CRAM however no confirmation from sources of a third rocket + interception.
I’m leaning on the it’s only two rockets and the story regards to the third + CRAM isn’t true as usually we’d see videos of fire/photos of shrapnel.
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Initial unconfirmed reports of a rocket attack against #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq
Initial reports of 3 rockets landing near “Camp Victory” where coalition forces are based.
3 rockets impacted near the vicinity of Camp Victory, #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq. No injuries. The launcher of the rockets was found in the Al-Jihad District. Remains of one of the rockets at the airport also. ImageImageImage
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Missiles hit #Erbil airport where #US forces are based and the Bashiqa base occupied by #Turkey. Both are considered occupation forces by the Iraqi resistance, not by Kurdistan local government & #Baghdad central government. Turkey maintains over 20 military bases in Iraq.
A precision missile fired from #Erbil hits a Hashd al-Shaabi position in Bartilla leaving one wounded. The hit came amid an announcement from KRG PM Masrour Barzani that "Militia should leave their position at the limit of Kurdistan", following last night's attack. #Iraq.
An explosion at al-Sadr city east of #Baghdad, #Iraq.
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A few [up to 3] blast sounds were heard in Rusafa #Baghdad
#Iraq 🇮🇶
Blast(s) were heard in Jamilah and Filistin as well.
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Pope arrives in #Baghdad
#Iraq 🇮🇶
Kadhimi receives Pope in Palace.
#Baghdad #Iraq 🇮🇶
Awesome catch by Jordan as Pope's plane was passing over #Israel 🇮🇶
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No update from @DeptofDefense on investigation into rockets attacks vs #Baghdad, #Irbil

"Right now we're not ale to give you certain attribution as to who was behind these attacks, what group" per @PentagonPresSec
"We have seen in these attacks, historically, by Shia-backed militias that they do use #Iran|ian rockets, Iranian weapons" adds @PentagonPresSec
"Nobody's backing away from the significant security challenges that #Iran still posses...We've not been bashful about that at all" per @PentagonPresSec "Nobody also is in a rush to judgment here on these particular attacks"
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NEW: No attribution yet for rockets attack Monday in #Baghdad or last week in #Irbil

"But clearly, look, these are dangerous attacks" per @PentagonPresSec

"We're there to counter #ISIS... our commanders have the right of self defense"
#Pentagon-domestic violent extremism

@SecDef Lloyd Austin "would like to know with ore granularity how big the problem is...a better sense of the numbers" per @PentagonPresSec
Some commands have already conducted the mandatory one-day stand down to examine domestic extremism, per @PentagonPresSec

Also, @SecDef has issued a video to the troops, he says:…
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BREAKING: *Explosion* rocket attacks near US embassy in Baghdad's Green zone, Iraq.
Video shows black smoke rising from near the green zone in #Baghdad, Iraq.
BREAKING: US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq under attack by rockets, AFP confirms.
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1,900 year-old controversial #Aramaic document known as the #TalmudofJmmanuel #TJ was discovered in 1963 by #IsaRashid & #BillyEduardAlbertMeier just south of the Old City of #Jerusalem, written by #JudasIschkerioth and found to be the source of the #BookofMatthew
After more exploring inside the #tomb-site (which Meier learned later had been the tomb of #JosephofArimathea), Meier & Rashid noticed something buried underneath a flat rock and it turned out to be the #TalmudJmmanuel scrolls along w/a few small artifacts
The #TJ #scrolls had been wrapped up together in animal skin which was in turn encased in resin, by then dry and crumbly
There were four rolls, each of which contained many leaves (each 30 by 40cm in size) of #Aramaic writing, obviously old and fragile but the writing was legible
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Read this, it is my an ongoing investigation:

When the #US unlawfully assassinated #Iran Sardar Qassem Soleimani, the #IRGC cdr was carrying a message to #Iraq PM Adel Abdul Mahdi who also asked him to visit #Baghdad following a direct request of mediation by Donald Trump.+
No doubt that Trump and his team cowardly planned the assassination and created circumstances for a setup to bring Sardar Soleimani to #Iraq, a trip that was not on his schedule.
But above all, Soleimani carried a message from Sayyed Ali Khamenei to #SaudiArabia. +
Is it the rapprochement between #SaudiArabia and #Iran the reason behind assassinating Sardar Soleimani? A normalisation of relationship between #Tehran and #Riyadh certainly damages the #US national interest.+
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Initial reports of several explosions heard near #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq
“Incoming” sirens heard at Camp Victory due to the unknown explosions. Multiple #PMU channels are reporting rocket fire towards the US Base there, however no evidence of this yet.
My guess is training exercise tbh.
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An explosion has been reported near #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq. The source of the explosion is currently unknown.
Unconfirmed reports of a single rocket launched from the Al-Jihad district impacting in the vicinity of #Baghdad. Intl. Airport
“Incoming” sirens heard at #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq where coalition personnel are stationed.
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Initial reports of a large explosion at a market in #Baghdad, #Iraq
At least two (some reports of three) explosions reported at Tayaran Square.
Footage circulating social media from the open air market capturing one of the blasts in #Baghdad, #Iraq
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1) Let’s talk about #Nakhichevan - a lost homeland. ImageImageImageImage
2) The the name "Nakhichevan" in #Armenian literally means "the place of first descent", a Biblical reference to the descent of Noah's Ark on the adjacent Mount #Ararat. Armenian tradition says that Nakhichevan was founded by Noah. Image
3) The region was at the center of the ancient Kingdom of #Armenia (858 BC-428 CE). During the invasion by Sassanid #Persian Shah Shapur II (r. 309-379) he removed 2,000 Armenian and 16,000 #Jewish families from #Nakhichevan (360-370 CE). ImageImage
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#Iran #Iraq #USA
Exactly a year ago, at 17 minutes past midnight (12:17), an Airbus A350 belonging to Ajnihat al-Sham flight arriving from Damascus landed at Baghdad airport with 5 Iranian commanders onboard, including Sardar Qassem Soleimani A #US SOF team was waiting close by.+
#Iran #IRGC brigadier general booked his flight under a different name. He was the first to leave the plane followed by his close companions. Abu Mahdi, along with two of his close aid-de-champ and his security trusted man (Sayyed al-Jaberi) were waiting on the runway.+
As the two cars drove away, at 12:37 (past midnight) two US MQ-9 Reaper drones fired 230 mph laser-guided Hellfire missiles, incinerating the bodies of Soleimani, al-Muhandes and all their Iranian and Iraqi companions.
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#Iraq|i PM Kadhimi has reportedly informed mediators that he resuses to release Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq commander Hussam Al-Azirjawi for the rocket attacks against The Green Zone. Counter Terroism Services have been deployed in #Baghdad, AAH have reportedly given a 48 hour ultimatum
#Iraq|i CTS have reportedly returned to Baghdad Airport as it appears negotiations have begun to take place.
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Members of the "Asaib Ahl al-Haq" Controlling the area of Palestine Street and the intersection of the rock in #Baghdad
intensive military presence in Palestine Road in #Baghdad
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#BREAKING_NEWS of the day from #Iraq

A very active #Iraqis in battlefield against #ISIS which created by nato & zionizt but investment of this was al saud & #UAE & still is them + ledes by #gs/#usa who bluffing to say we fighting terrorism & fuck u terrorist supporterz! CNTU ImageImageImageImage

The Commander in chief of #PMU/#PMF says in recently the #nato/#gs/#usa refused to airstrikes the strongholds of #ISIS in #anbar border to #Syria/#Iraq

He told they as usual says we r here to fight ISIS & that’s totally lies! Instead they supporting terrorism in #Mosul etc ImageImageImageImage
Suddenly more news from #Iraq & #سلیمانیه at least 6 innocents kurds got killed & dozens injured in #Suleimania

The usually ppl protesting since 2 12 2020

Why? Coz barzani s too rich & other #Kurdish ppl ve not money2buy food(all payments s stopped by #Baghdad coz of conflict ImageImageImageImage
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#BREAKING: Rockets target US embassy, first after month of truce: security source - via @AFP
@AFP #IRAQ: @AFP reporters in #Baghdad heard several loud blasts echoing from the Green Zone, followed by rapid-fire bursts and red flares indicating the US embassy's C-RAM rocket defence system was deployed.
#IRAQ: The blasts came just hours after @SecPompeo - who relayed the threat to close the embassy last month - called @MAKadhimi to discuss bilateral ties.

It also came just as US was announcing troop drawdowns in #Iraq & #Afghanistan to lowest level in years. - via @AFP
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2020 had me thinking: was it THIS BAD in the year 1010? What happened then, in that palindrome-year?

Let’s have a look around the world.

The Nile River in #Egypt froze over. Literally froze over.

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It was the 2nd time only (the 1st in 829 CE).

English climatologist HH Lamb (1966) deduced Siberian-origin anticyclones blew south and then north, which caused the cold air to contract, get denser, weigh more, and thus increase surface air pressure over the Nile.
Over in #England in 1010, Eilmer of Malmesbury, a Benedictine monk, decided to fly.

He created wings, launched himself off of the Abbey, and flew for ~220 yards/201 metres).

He just forgot to add a tail, and instead glided down after ~15 seconds.
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