#SRO | URGENT - Abu Murshid al-Bardan, former commander inside #Daraa#FSA S-F Jaysh al-Thawra, has won many things from #Russia, with #Syria'n regime very angry against Russia. Fifth Division to be led only by #FSA leaders with the troops they want to recruit (1).
#SRO | URGENT - This Fifth Corp / Division to be only answering to #Russia (contrary to the first attempt, recently dissolved, that was linked to #Syria'n regime forces). Yes, here we are : a large "#FSA" army, under #Russia protection and command, is now formed in S-#Syria (2).
#SRO | URGENT - Imagine the face of regime officials, officiers and supporters... #Russia giving amounts of money, power and support for a "terrorist al-Qaeda group" (not anymore ?) as Jaysh al-Thawra to become de facto an autonomous army (Fifth Corp) in S-#Syria (3).
In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+
2⃣July 13- #Iraq
Widespread rallies across the country / People protesting poor economic conditions & #Iran's meddling
Protesters have reportedly set fire to the Dawa Party building, affiliated to Nouri al-Maliki, the former PM & a known puppet of Tehran's regime. #IranoutofIraq
3⃣July 13 -Maysan, southern #Iraq
Protesters angry at Tehran's meddling in their country are seen attacking offices of political parties affiliated to #Iran.
Dawa Party of former PM Nouri al-Maliki
Offices of the ruling party
Offices of the Supreme Iraqi Council
Top international adviser to #Iran's SP Ali Akbar Velayati speaking @ValdaiClub now:says term #MiddleEast is British concept, he'd rather use West Asia/North Africa,argues due to #US influence some countries seek to play greater regional role (than they can)
Velayati:*throughout history external powers sought to dominate Mideast, #US no exception here, #Libya, #Somalia brought manifestations of western FP,#Trump seeks to undermine region,he wants to partition #Syria as they did w/ 🇱🇾 & #Iraq - bith once big, important states
Velayati: New element is after Islamic Revolution #Iran able to conduct policies independent of Western states, this is real reason why #US seeks to counter IRN.But if ot were not for #Russia & IRN, Leader of Nusra would be ruling today in #Damascus, head of #ISIS-in #Baghdad.
1/ This week marked the 15th anniversary of the fall of #Baghdad. The ground invasion, toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein and the outbreak of lawlessness all happened in the space of three days. From our archives, this is what those 3 days sounded like.
2/ Journalist and Iraqi Kurd @ayubnuri recalls the initial days of jubilation after the removal of Saddam Hussein. bit.ly/2quEY0G
3/ As we know, the celebration in #Iraq didn’t last. Journalists @maassp and @EllenKnickmeyer both went into the war zone without being embedded or protected by US forces. They witnessed the ongoing violence that followed the toppling of the capitol. bit.ly/2EK8gwt