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#SRO | ARCHIVES | HISTORY - THE MASSACRE OF SAYYIDAH ZEYNAB BY ASSAD FORCES (July 18, 2012) - In early days of the rebellion, the sunnis areas, mainly situated in western parts of Sayyidah Zeynab as Ali al-Waash street and around al-Zubayr mosque, celebrated the revolt (1).
#SRO | ARCHIVES | HISTORY - In few days, during #Damascus Volcano operation, most of Sayyidah Zeynab western parts were under control of #FSA (Katibat Jund Allah, Katibat Shuhada al-Jawlan...). They reinforced their positions in July 17, 2012 with forces from south-#Damascus (2).
#SRO | ARCHIVES | HISTORY - In july 18, 2012, led by Katibat Jund Allah, #FSA launched operation against the biggest regime army barracks inside Sayyidah Zeynab. After few hours of clashes the First Urban Battalion was under rebellion control, only 600 m from Zeynab shrine ! (3).
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#SRO | ARCHIVES | THE LAST SOUTHERN DAMASCUS REBELLION OFFENSIVE - In may 5, 2013, #FSA forces (Tajamuu Alwiyat Ahfad al-Rasul, Alwiyat Ababil Horan and allies) launched their last offensive in #Damascus southern countryside from their positions in al-Husseiniya (1).
#SRO | ARCHIVES | Hundreds mens are prepared with light weapons supported by some rockets launchers, mortars and few pickups. Objectives : railway, congress palace and Najhah military housings. In May 5 - 6, rebels took Najhah village and railway portions and checkpoints (2).
#SRO | ARCHIVES | In may 7, they launched offensive toward congress palace, led by Liwa Shuhada al-Jawlan (east to al-Husseiniya camp and south to Bahdaliyah). After 48 hours of clashes, they took control of hotel complex in May 9, 2013. It was their maximum control (3).
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This piece is extraordinary & cunningly misleading.

- All "senior" #UK officials he cites have been long-time apologists for #Assad & invited guests in #Damascus.

- The author makes so many false claims I lost count & he never once acknowledges *any* violent act by the regime.
Ok, let’s start at the beginning:

(1) The idea that the #Assad regime has become “indispensable” to #Turkey & “the Kurds” (whatever that means) is palpably ridiculous. #Russia maybe, not #Damascus.

(2) Regime forces have *not* entered Manbij, they are villages away, to the SW.
(3) Cavusoglu’s comments are *no different* as those made in #Europe & the US; based on a free/fair election, which is extremely unlikely anytime soon.

(4) That’s (Baath = solution) the author’s opinion, not that of any of the actors he’s mentioned so far (#Turkey & #Kurds).
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#SRO | IMPORTANT - After months of work about battles for S-#Damascus, #SRO can confirm that rebellion forces never controlled Ghizlaniyah and areas around (west to #Damascus-airport road). Their maximum control was al-Husseiniyah camp, south to mainly shia Sayyidah Zeynab (1).
#SRO | IMPORTANT - In fact, when rebellion forces were saying controlling Ghizlaniyah, they were all pointing on grain silos. But Ghizlaniyah grain silos are... east of the aiport road, near Hatita al-Turkman fields. This is completely changing all maps published until now (2).
#SRO | IMPORTANT - So, another time, a professional work is very and highly necessary about #Syria conflict as we try to do. Many maps published until #SRO last research are completely full of mistakes (including some made by #SRO autor in early years of conflict !) (3).
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#SRO | ARCHIVES - Searching frontlines evolutions in heavy urban areas are one of the most difficult thing to do. Here is the Sidi al-Miqdad checkpoint that turned to be frontline, in S-#Damascus, between 2012 and 2018, situated on main street to Babila :
ADD.: checkpoint was besieged by rebellion forces led by Saraya al-Hassan wal Hussein and Alwiyat Ababil Horan during two years. Loyalists never retreated from this checkpoint. And for precious reason : road was leading directly to main southern autostrad crossroad of #Damascus.
NOTE : this checkpoint was the main target of the short-lived (and without success) offensive "March 18 Battle" launched in March 18, 2013 in S-#Damascus, in honor of the famous March 18, 2011 #Daraa protest memory. Depiste two month battle, rebels were pushed every time.
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1. And now I'm going to tell a story. Another false flag. This time is to force @POTUS not to take the US army out of #Syria.
They already have a lot of experience (8 years) to make chemical attacks to accuse the Syrian government.
OH, and they even have a manual.🧐😲🤨
2. ISIS terrorist? 😲Seriously?🤨 Have they investigated? 🤓And they already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed & 19 injured by the explosion. US official: 4 US army Killed & 3 US army wounded.
3. ISIS took responsability?😲Seriously?🤨Have they investigated?🤓They already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility for the attack that reportedly targeted the US-led coalition’s patrol.
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Ex-Nusra (#AQ rebranded HTS) walked into its own death by taking a large territory in #Idlib and its surrounding. The defeat of large groups like Ahrar and Souqourv al-Sham (who showed little resistance) and the elimination of Zinki group will have deadly consequences on AQ.+
No doubt #Turkey asked Ahrar et al to stand down & avoid fighting (for now). It means #Ankara would be happy to see the end of its presence in #Idlib on the long term. For this, Erdogan needs to see a very large battle taking place first in the north between these groups and #AQ
Erdogan & Putin will have a meeting soon to discuss the #Kurds and #AQ in #Idlib. I expect hot spring in Idlib and a large offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Abu Mohammad al Joulani's ambition (from ex-ISIS emir to AQ Emir to ruler of Idlib) is helping to end this phenomena.
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With 2018 in it's last moments, a new stage of the Syrian war have started & the end of the war is aproaching as time passes. 2018 has been another important year with many political & military developments: (1)
#AbuDhuhur Op (26/12/2017 - 9/2/2018) : as a continuation of the operation (started on October 2017) #SAA began huge offensive from many axis against Rebels & #ISIS in #Hama, #Aleppo & #Idlib provinces. The result of operation was the liberation of 1/3 of "Greater #Idlib" (2)
With W. shore of #Euphrates river secured by #SAA on December 2017, #SDF continued securing the E. one against #ISIS . Between 3/1/2018-22/2/2018 troops secured entire Shu'aytat region. However, a new development N.W. #Syria will provoke the delay of #CizireStorm some months: (3)
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Great news to #Syria and the first hit to #USA

A deal between #Damascus and the #YPG prior the #Moscow meeting tomorrow:

#YPG pulls out of #Manbij to the Syrian forces. here:

This time, unlike in the case of #Afrin, #YPG is asking #Damascus to send its troops not only to the borders but also to the province.

The #Kurds are returning to #Syria and therefore rejecting #USA and #France.

Although we have no official news, it seems the #US forces have pulled out of #Manbij.

Today we can confirm that @realDonaldTrump was/is serious about the withdrawal of his troops from the occupied province of al Hasaka-DEZ #Syria.

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The #UAE is opening its embassy in #Damascus (in 30 minutes from now) led by a Chargé d'affaires Abdel Hakim al-Noaymi. #Syria FM will be present at the openning.

Who is next? #Italy is almost ready and #SaudiArabia is not far.
For those who missed this information, Mohammad Bin Salman met General Ali Mamlouk in 2015 (a meeting organised by #Russia). #SaudiArabia said it has inherited the crisis from its predecessor and is involved as much as the #USA wants it to be involved.

#UAE Chargé d'affaires Abdel Hakim al-Noaymi said in Abu Rummaneh, a wealthy district in #Damascus where the #UAE based: "This is the return of #Syria among the Arab nations and soon other embassies will follow". #Syria
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High ranking #Turkish delegation (FM, Chief of Intel & more) is expected in #Russia after tomorrow to discuss Manbij.

Russia wants the Syrian army to take over all territories. Nevertheless, the US is insisting on "scheduled withdrawal". That means../+

That could mean the US wants to withdraw gradually from one area, deliver it to the Turks and move on to another to prevent the Syrian army from moving in.

Russia is standing in the way and doesn't accept Turkey to move in. /+
However, if the US won't give the area but to Turkey, then Turkey will take it first.

In the eyes of #Damascus and #Moscow, #Turkey is still better than the #USA. First the withdrawal & then we see.

But Kurds are also in Hmeymeen and Damascus talking. So all still on the table.
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Yesterday early morning a convoy of Iranian Revolutionary Guards entered Syrian territory through #Iraq with trucks loaded with military equipment and missiles.1/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
The convoy headed towards the city of #Palmyra and then moved towards the Syrian capital #Damascus.At 16:00, the convoy passed from the vicinity of the American base of #AlTanf, under the protection of #Assad forces.2/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
With the arrival of the convoy to the Syrian capital Damascus, the contents were distributed to a number of military sites belonging to the IRGC, the #Assad regime and the militia of #Hezbollah in the vicinity of #Damascus.3/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
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When the Syrian missile reached al-Khdeyra in #Palestine, #Israel stopped bombing military objectives south #Damascus.

Israel is trying to push toward a confrontation with #Russia in the Levant to stop @realDonaldTrump from withdrawing.

Have a go @netanyahu for 100 more days.
#Damascus responded to #Israel/i violation of its sovereignty when 3 Jets violated #Lebanon airspace & launched its missiles from above the Mediterranean.

There r no "#Hezbollah boarding any plane" among casualties since the target was not the airport.

#Syria air defence shot down 12 out of 14 missiles launched against warehouses (the airport was not the target). The #Israel/i jets, violating Syrian and Lebanese airspaces, endangered #Lebanon civilian aircraft flying above #Syria during the attack

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An S-125 AA missiles launched by the #SAA malfunctioned and landed on a small building near #Damascus

In this video you can see the proximity fuse exploding the missile before reaching the ground, and the missiles fuel burning after landing

This case happened 3 times tonight
For the tweeter keyboard heroes
This a war and shit happens in wars all the time
Some guys still remember the friendly fire cases between the US tanks during the invasion in Iraq
Correction missile** 🤦‍♂️
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Syrian TV reporting:
"Syrian air defense units firing over Damascus due to missile attack"
Video footage of Syrian air defense units currently in action near #Damascus
Explosions heard around Damascus Province following measures taken by air defense units firing moments ago.
Possible new Israeli air strike.
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#BREAKING: It is expected that the #Israel takes advantage of the chaos in #Syria to carry-out an airstrike against #Syrian military infrastructures probably tonight or tomorrow night. (Archive image)
#BREAKING: Following to the plans, #Israel Air Force launched an airstrike against a military facility near #Damascus minutes ago. #Syrian Pantsir-S2 and S-200 SAM sites at Mazzeh, Al-Dimas, Al-Kiswah & #GolanHeights have launched missiles at cruise missiles. Here is first video:
#BREAKING: Video shows #Israel Air Force's F-16I Sufa fighter jet returning #Israel after launching Delilah cruise missiles at a #Syrian Military Base near #Damascus. Obviously its pilot is launching flares to flee surface to air missiles launched at it over #GolanHeights.
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What You're Not Being Told
#Kurds are not indigenous to Raqqa nor DeirEzzor, in Syria
Since 2015 thousands of Sunni Arabs were driven out by US backed YPG Kurds’ ethnic cleansing
Kurdish geography:
#Turkey 22.5 m
#Iran 6 m
#Iraq 5/6 m
#Syria less than 2 m…
Before greed made #Kurds stab fellow #Syrians in the back & join the #US' take over #Syria's oil fields
Aug, 2012
#Syria's Kurds Against #FreeSyrianArmy Terrorists, Enjoy #Assad's Freedom & Prosperty in their new semi-autonomous region setup by Pres. Assad
#EthnicCleansing is exactly what the #US Coalition have done in #Raqqa, they bombed the place like #Desden‼️
The Kurds are not indigenous to #Raqqa nor #DeirEzzor, in #Syria.
Geo-Information retrieved from #Kurdish Cultural Center Of America👇😡… 👈
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During the last meetings between #Damascus representatives and #Kurds from al-Hasaka, the Kurds no longer requested a federation but centralised governorship. This means the differences are not significant and can be solved, particularly with the US withdrawal & Turkish threat.
The biggest advantage with #USA forces out of al-Tanaf goes 1st to the #Syrian & #Iraqi economy and relief Hashd from keeping a large force in that particular area with the task to prevent #ISIS free movement in the area. Both Iraqi and Syrians r not allowed to come close to Tanf
I would not underestimate the biggest role of the Arab tribes in al-Hasaka and Deir-ezzour. Those fought and are still fighting within the ranks of the Syrian army. With these, the Kurds in the province need to link themselves and establish a strong bond.
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If the #US pull out all its forces from the north-east of #Syria, and I mean ALL, this is time to celebrate for all Syrians and declare the day of the last US soldier withdrawal THE independence day.

The main source of trouble to the ME claim it is pulling out? Am I dreaming?
Now, will you, #Kurds of north #Syria, still hold on to the #US forces?

No force or country on this earth relied on the US administration and reached any objective, even its closest ally.

Time to wake up #Kurds. Look what happens to #Iraq Kurds.

If @realDonaldTrump wants to pull out troops, only solution is for #Kurds to deliver the province to #Damascus. otherwise, Kurds militants will be exterminated.

Unless Trump wants more money from #SaudiArabia or to bring MBS to Camp David w/ @netanyahu

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#SRO | With #US troops about to evacuate, #Erdogan has now the green light to launch its massive offensive against #SDF coalition. This will begin at Tal Abyad (Girespi) and Ras al-Ayn (Serekanye), as #SRO leaked months ago to force #SDF to divide forces to resist (1).
#SRO | Expect #France to announce, soon, the same strategy to evacuate its forces in coming weeks and months. Northern Federation is more and more isolated. Expect #Assad to cross #Euphrates backed by #Russia when #SDF will leave to fight at north frontlines against #Turkey (2).
#SRO | Main priority for #Erdogan will be to control Tal Abyad for sure but also Sarrin. It will create two besieged pockets around Kobane and Manbij, without any possibility for #SDF to reach these areas. #Assad : it will be clear to strike Omar oilfield and reach Shadadi (3).
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If this is true, it is the best Christmas present I could wish. 🙏🏼❤️🎁🎄💯💯💯US at last you understand that it's time to go back to your homes 🏘️. US good return and do not come back anymore. US Good trip.🛫🛫
By @K67Tina

If this is true, it is NOT soon enough and for that I am sorry. For all who have died at this regime's orders. If this is true, I am glad that the end of war may be near.…
By @smmsyria

⚡️BREAKING⚡️: According to Reuters, #US is planning a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of troops from #Syria. The info was confirmed by CNN anchor @jimsciutto
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Israel’s Operation #NorthernShield, which recently exposed #Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels, has prompted the perennial question: Are #Israel and #Hezbollah about to go to war in #Lebanon? I explore it in this @AlArabiya_Eng⁩ article & below 👇🏼…
The tunnels #Hezbollah burrowed are meant to facilitate the movement and infiltration into northern #Israel of hundreds of its fighters as part of its well-established military doctrine that calls for “the conquest of the Galilee.”…
Tunnels aren't the main threat #Israel faces from #Lebanon. Before making #NorthernShield public @netanyahu met @SecPompeo to pass a msg to the Lebanese authorities: Stop #Hezbollah’s efforts to acquire to precision-guided missiles or Israel will act.…
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#Breaking #Syria
#Erdogan said that #Turkey will start Eastern Euphrates operation against #YPG within days but #US soldiers will not be targeted.
#Breaking #Syria #OperationEasternEuphrates
#Turkey and #FSA will aim at taking control of the towns of Tal Abyad (Gire Spi) and Sere Kaniye.
#Syria #OperationEasternEuphrates
The #US released a statement about #Turkish threats: "Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern. We would find any such actions unacceptable".
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#BREAKING - #Syria
Reports indicate a strike (possibly Israeli Air Force) targeting Damascus Int'l Airport following the arrival of a shipment delivered by a plane from #Iran.

The plane has reportedly returned yet the shipment is the intended target.
Unidentified planes are said to be again targeting #Damascus International Airport and its surroundings in southern #Syria.
Syrian Army Air Force IL-76 YK-ATB returning from Tehran to Damascus this afternoon with Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force EP-BHC tailing.
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