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This is murderous policy of the #Assad regime in #Syria Thread⤵️

350,209 documented deaths.
306,887 civilians
27,126 children

51,731 civilians killed in #Aleppo
47,483 civilians killed in Rural #Damascus
22,064 civilians killed in #Darra

The sheer numbers are horrific #HRC50
On the 15th of March, 2011, #Syrian civilians took to the streets demanding democratic reforms and a better life.

These civilians were met with bullets.
They were met with torture.
They were met by the Syrian government who knows no limits. #HRC50
In later years of this conflict, the government used chemical weapons. It used Chlorine gas. It used weapons of mass destruction on its own people. #HRC50
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Initial reports of Air Defense activity over #Damascus, #Syria
Intensive IAF aerial activity over northern #Israel.
Initial reports of an impact in the Al-Kiswah area of #Damascus.
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Initial reports of explosions heard in #Damascus, #Syria
SyAAD reportedly engaging multiple missiles over Damascus, Syria
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#Moscow lost 3.5 million in WWI & 24 million in WWII. #Ukraine, #Czechoslovak, #Poland, #Lithuania, #Yugoslavia, #Netherlands, #Norway, #Greece, #Belgium, #Luxembourg, & #France were under Nazi.
W/o the Russians and the allies on the other, #Germany would have not been defeated.
#Syria President Bashar al-Assad visited #Iran for the first time in 3 years. By sending the Air Force following the request of the gov in #Damascus, #Russia challenged the #US and NATO and defeated, along with Iran, their objective to create a fail-state in Syria.
What is interesting to note is the presence of the Iranian Revolution Guard Corps - Quds Brigade commander general Ismail Qaani during the meeting between President Assad and Wali al-Fakih Sayed Ali Khamenei.
#Iran #Syria.
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The Jewish Troops of Adolf Hitler by @carlalimnews5
"Does it matter that Adolf Hitler had traces of Jewish ancestry?"…
"The Jews in Adolf Hitler's Military"…
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#Damascus: The Rojava Network team received the uncensored tape of the horrific video highlighting a mass massacre of citizens in the Damascus Tadamon, carried out by Government intelligence officers in 2013. It also showed piled bodies on top of each other and burned corpses.
The massacre was committed in the southern suburbs of Damascus in April 2013, in which groups of civilians were arrested, blindfolded and handcuffed, and walked towards the execution pit, unaware that they were about to to be shot dead.
The video also showed that members of Military Intelligence Branch 227, most notably an officer with the rank of Major, Amjad Youssef, threw the bodies on top of each other and burned them to hide the crime.
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Initial reports of air defense activity over #Damascus, #Syria
At least 1 impact being reported so far.
2 impacts and 4 interceptions being reported.
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After 11yrs of sustained, brutal war crimes & crimes against humanity -- and 48hrs after the @nytimes published evidence of #Assad's mass graves, concealing 10,000s of murdered prisoners.

We have more evidence against #Assad than we had against #Hitler at #Nuremberg.
@nytimes From late-'21 to early-'22, a sustained pressure campaign from the U.S put a big obstacle in the way of regional normalization with #Assad -- & the "Small Group" was restructured accordingly.

#Russia & #Ukraine appears to have dissolved that delay altogether -- full speed ahead.
@nytimes To millions of Syrians, having #Assad visit the #UAE on March 18 -- the anniversary for many of the uprising -- is a gut punch of a the highest order.

The timing just cannot be a coincidence.
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#BREAKING: Unable to attack #Israel in retaliation of the death of two #IRGC Quds Force officers in #Damascus on Monday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps of #Iran just carried-out a combined drone/ballistic missile strike at #US Army base in #Erbil Intl airport in #Iraq!
Total six Fateh-110 ballistic missiles launched from #Iran's #Kermanshah province hit the #USArmy base in #Erbil International Airport in North of #Iraq. Surveillance drones of #IRGC Aerospace Force flew over the base before missiles hit it.
It is unconfirmed but, the pro-#IRGC sources claim that a #USAF's E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft was one of the targets. It is not clear if it is destroyed or not. The moment ballistic missiles hit military section of #Erbil airport.
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In the last 48hrs, #Syria's banned almost all food exports, amid acute concern about the implications of war in #Ukraine.

#Syria is *deeply* reliant on staple food (esp. wheat) shipments from #Russia via the Black Sea. Those shipments (& #Russia financial aid) have 100% stopped.
Already, #Syria's fiscal crisis, energy shortages, unprecedented drought & the resulting crippled agricultural output had seen some aid figures warn of a famine in 2022.

#Putin's war on #Ukraine has just placed those fears on steroids -- I'm told #Damascus is extremely worried.
To make matters even worse, the war in #Ukraine has distracted international attention from #Syria & its acute humanitarian crises -- donor payments will almost certainly decline & future pledges will be [further] cut, just as the humanitarian suffering looks destined to worsen.
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SAA ADs engaging targets over #Damascus #Syria
Possible #IAF 🇮🇱 airstrikes
Locally confirmed:
#IAF 🇮🇱 is conducting airstrikes on #Damascus #Syria
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Red Alerts sounding in #Israel as initial reports of Air Defense Activity over #Damascus, #Syria.
Assumption of the Red Alert in #Israel right now is Air Defense Missile gone rogue.
Reported airstrike in Mezzah Area of #Damascus, #Syria.
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This young man was released from #Sednaya prison in #Damascus, amnesiac. Share on your pages, may it reach his family.
* # we want detainees *
No detainee is released from Assad's prisons unless he is out of his mind or a martyr

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My day has been made, when you spend time (too much time) tracking planes like this, #IRGC affiliated Qeshm Fars Air EP-FAA, it’s rather exciting (don’t judge me) to actually see footage of her.
Likewise with Caspian Airlines EP-SHH.
These were brought to my attention via @IntelOmarion
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Dubious curiosity satisfied, despite the runway at #Damascus Intl. Airport, #Syria currently under refurb and closed per NOTAM A0208/21, imagery courtesy of @capellaspace confirms three impacts 600m’s each apart, reportedly from an #Israel|I airstrike in the early hours yesterday
This isn’t the first time this runway has been struck, and the area to the “bottom” of it, often associated to #IRGC activities. Personally, find this one more odd than usual, we’ve seen runways struck often in reported airstrikes and they take a matter of weeks to patch…
And considering the on going work, it’ll just delay them in their workplan.

Included, previous runway strike in #Damascus Airport.

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So, the #UAE is the first to meet in-person, in the open with #Assad -- the 21st century's #Hitler.

Not a good look for a foreign ministry that in its own words, was established to "support internationally recognized morals & ethics."
As I wrote several weeks ago, the path towards #Assad's normalization may have been partially paved, but the ambiguity of the #Biden admin's #Syria policy & its inaction has provided an opening.

Green or orange light is irrelevant -- the effect is clear.

Some suggest the recent surge in engagement with #Assad is an implementation of the often discussed "step for step" approach.


#Syria's regime is giving nothing in return for normalizing moves by the #UAE, #Jordan, #Algeria & others -- it remains as brutal as ever.
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Update #Syria
Eine riesige Kolonne von US-Militärfahrzeugen soll das syrische Territorium verlassen haben.
Es heißt, 270 US-Fahrzeuge hätten die syr.-irak.Grenze überquert und seien in Richtung irak.Kernland aufgebrochen.
Dutzende Öltransporter seien auch "mitgenommen" worden
Für Aufmerksamkeit sorgt, dass in einer zweiten US-Kolonne Dutzende Öltransporter waren, die syrisches Territorium verlassen haben.
#Damascus erklärte, Washington stehle syrisches Öl und fahre es in den #Iraq heraus, um es an seine Proxys zu verkaufen.
#Syrien #Syria
Die Hintergründe dieser "Flucht" sind bislang unklar.
Drei Meinungen dominieren:
1. USA verlassen kurd.Gebiete, um der Türkei den Raum für ihre angekündigte Militäroperation zu überlassen,
2. Kurden hätten mit Damaskus einen Deal vereinbart, sodass Washington gehen "muss",
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Update #Syrien .
Im Überblick:
- Türkei verlegt weiter Truppen an die Trennlinie zu den kurdisch bewohnten Gebieten,
- #Israel attackiert Vororte von #Damascus ,
- Russland fliegt Luftangriffe auf Gruppierungen in #Idlib .
Details im Thread👇
Die Türkei zieht weiter Truppen an der Trennlinie zu den kurdisch bewohnten Gebieten zusammen.
Eine türkische Offensive auf kurdische Stellungen wird erwartet. Zugleich muss man sagen, dass sich Ankara ziemlich viel Zeit lässt im Vergleich dazu, was zuvor gesagt wurde.
Zur Erinnerung.
Ankara hatte bereits vor zwei Wochen mit einer Militäroffensive gegen die Kurden in #Syrien gedroht.
Die Operation wird vermutlich das Ziel haben, die beiden türkisch kontrollierten "Pufferzonen" zu verbinden.
Hier mehr👇
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Severe explosions occurred in Damascus, the capital of Syria.

#Syria|n Air Defense is active, Al-Mezzah airbase activity reported.
Multiple explosions have been reported around #Damascus.
- Al-Mezzah airbase
- Al-Dimas
- Qudssaya

Appears to be concentrated in the north-west area.
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#IAF jets reported over #Lebanon.
Reports of 4 #IAF jets over Lebanon

Video of #IAF aerial activity over #Lebanon
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With a deal done at UNSC on Friday, cross-border aid will continue flowing via Bab al-Hawa, but doubts about #Russia's obstructionism remain; needs [will] continue to rise & perceived concessions raise Qs re. the long-term.

My latest for @MiddleEastInst:…
@MiddleEastInst "Any money that is sent to the U.N. mission in #Damascus in one way or another benefits the regime."

- My comments to @ForeignPolicy's @columlynch regarding a likely increase in funding to cross-line aid coordinated in #Damascus:…
@MiddleEastInst @ForeignPolicy @columlynch While most UNSC members are convinced the 2nd 6-month cross-border extension will be automatic, #Russia doesn't seem convinced.

Thanks to @pass_blue for highlighting my analysis following Friday's crunch UNSC vote on #Syria aid:…
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The stakes involved in this UNSC #Syria vote are huge -- yet it shouldn't be a subject of debate at all.

Making use of its UN veto, #Russia seeks to starve #Syrians into submission -- for a guide to the issue, read this, by Jeffrey Feltman & myself:…
#Russia claims that cross-border aid should end & be replaced by cross-line assistance sent from #Damascus -- but that's BS.

For the 4.5m people in NW #Syria in the last 12 months:

- Cross-border: ~12,000 trucks
- Cross-line: 0

Negotiations for cross-line have gone nowhere.
In recent weeks, every single UN body & all major INGOs have made it 100% clear: "there's no alternative to cross-border aid."

Given #Russia's pitiful role in UN aid to #Syria (most years, IKEA funds more than #Moscow), it's simply exasperating that it would cut it altogether.
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#Syria 🧵:10 years into the Syrian conflict, the Syrian regime is still trying to twist the facts. Social media and mobile messaging apps have also made it easier for #disinformation to spread. If you spot any of the 👇myths in your feeds, call them out.!yXWTYB
Syrian officials blame the #sanctions to say that they prevent refugees from returning to a "safe" #Syria. In reality, the regime's security forces arrested many of those who returned to the areas under its control and forced many to enlist in the army. 👉!yXWTYB
The Syrian regime claims that the sanctions are an economic siege imposed on the Syrian people, while Bashar al-Assad himself admitted that the crisis began years after the so-called "siege". Our sanctions target the Syrian regime and its allies.👉!yXWTYB
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#BREAKING: #Israel Air Force conducted an airstrike during which Delilah cruise missiles were launched by F-16I strike fighters at multiple #IRGC & #Syria Arab Army targets in #Damascus & near #Homs. Video shows the Israeli F-16s flying over #Lebanon after missile launch 👇
#Syria Arab Air Defense Force tried to shoot-down the Delilah missiles launched by the F-16I strike fighters of #Israel Air Force over #Lebanon but was again unsuccessful. Here is a surface-to-air missile launched by SyAADF getting self-destruct after failing to hit a Delilah.
Watch that Pantsir S1E or S2 of #Syria Arab Army firing its cannon at the Delilah cruise missiles launched by the F-16Is of #Israel Air Force at #Damascus International Airport minutes ago:
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