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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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#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).
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Iranian militias in #Syria
By the beginning of 2012, with the increasing peaceful demonstrations the #IRGC began to feel the danger to the regime of its ally Assad and the major schisms within the #Assad army. Opposition sources estimate the number of dissidents at 150,000.1/12
Because of Assad's field losses, Tehran gave orders to #Hezbollah terrorist militia to conduct military intervention to save #Assad. It was the first direct military presence of the militia in southern #Damascus and the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.2/12
#Iran #USA
Over time, the #IRGC has established a number of trained, financially and militarily supported militias from #Tehran that are spread over a number of Syrian provinces from #Aleppo to #Daraa.3/12
#Iran #Syria #USA #Israel #IDF #Russia
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With #Daraa & #Quneitra province under full control. #SAA turn their eyes on N.W. #Syria : In the next days army will launch a new operation ( #IdlibDawn ) in order to liberate the remaining areas of #Latakia , #Hama , #Idlib & W. #Aleppo & eliminate #HTS rule (Dark green) (1)
Due to the extension of the frontlines (273 Km) & rebel control area (6428 Km^2) operation will be carried out in more than one phase & 4 different axis:
- #Latakia: #SAA 4th division objetive is expell rebels from their last areas of Latakia until outskirts of Jish Shugour (2)
-Ghab plains: #SAA objetive is the liberation of N.W. #Hama (especially Qalaat al-Madiq) & enter in the first parts of Zawiyah mountains for the future Jish Shugour battle
-North Hama: #SAA will open this axis in order to reduce most of #Hama salient (Morek is not included) (3)
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#Assad has repeatedly vowed to retake “Every Inch of #Syria”. While the pledge seemed unrealistic early on, it suddenly doesn’t seem too far fetched. But is Assad’s vow only about land, or is there something more fundamental that has been cornerstone of the leadership’s strategy
2-Vowing to “Take Every Inch of #Syria back” started as early as 2013 when Damascus would make the pledge in private to Western officials who came looking for solutions. Such officials were known to have warned Damascus that, even if possible, such would take years to achieve =>
3-Since the pledge was first used in private in 2013, the #Syrian leadership has stuck to its vow and made it clear that there can’t be a political solution until every inch of the country is taken back under State control first. This fundamental premise continues today
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#BreakingNews:
Journalist on the ground in #Syria confirm all busses (121) that evacuated 6900 civilians and militants from Fua and Kfarya arrived safely to gov controlled area.

Many busses, according to eye witness, have been stoned (broken glasses).
In exchange pop Fuas and Kfarya, Jihadists and prisoners (1500) crossed in direction of #Idlib, the biggest concentration of Jihadists and militants evacuated from all over #Syria and under Turkish controlled zone.
#Russia managed to satisfy #Damascus and #Tehran will to free Fua and Kfarya without a fight.

Assad wanted to push #SAA in direction of Fua and Kfarya (sieged since April 2015) at the beginning of this year but #Moscow asked him to be patience.

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#Daraa map for July-17, today things changed:
#Opposition areas southwest of Daraa city.
situation in #Nawa is still not clear.
#Mahji #Sanamin and #Ghabaghib reached for a deal with the #Russian, Map also shows the exact location for Iranian-Backed forces in the southern Front
#Nawa didn’t surrender, Opposition there choose to defend their city despite Russian & Regime attacks, at the end they were able to go to the negotiations with their own conditions. Until now No final deals, all the news talking about a full surrender by the city is 100% wrong
Opposition in #Nawa #Daraa gave the #Russian a new proposal which include: Allowing them to leave the city with their own vehicles & Armory, the proposal got rejected by the Russian and the military campaign restarted, another round of negotiations is set to happen later this day
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Time has come for the serious confrontation with #ISIS "soldiers of the Caliphate" in Quneitra (Jaish Khaled bin al Waleed) bordering the occupied Golan heights as the Syrian Army, Hezbollah & allies reached the territory occupied by the group as part of south #Syria liberation.
#Damascus soldiers & allies are aware of the necessity of this inevitable battle that is supposed to begin as soon as the preparation of attack from different fronts is completed. This can be achieved when more territories under Nusra and FSA are cleared.

90 cities & villages and 27 border positions are liberated in south #Syria in the provinces of Suweida and #Daraa.

Syrian Army is on the borders, once again, with #Israel and the occupied territory.

Israel T4 attack last night is an insignificant move.

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The Syrian Army agreed with the Russian suggesting to ship all Syrians refusing to reconcile with the government to #Idlib: green busses (or whatever colour it is going to be) are prepared to go to #Daraa #Syria.
Over 100 busses are reaching #Daraa to carry over 1500 Jabhat al-Nusra aka Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and their families who rather stay under Turkish control the north of #Syria.

The #Damascus-Amman road is clear and safe now and Naseeb crossing is expected to reopen soon.
Syrian Army is clearing up east of #Daraa where the Russian Military police is tasking position.
The enormous quantity of weapons recovered by the Syrian army is filling up the army's warehouses, thanks to Arab and the west generous donations to Jihadists

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Important Thread that describes why Southern Front (and other areas) seem to fall quickly into #SyrianArmy hands once military operations get underway. The answer lies in the painstaking secret negotiations/reconciliations that Damascus has long invested in ==>
2-Take #Daraa where key members of Syrian leadership decided to invest significant time & resources traveling back and forth to the region in the hope of reaching out to opposition leaders. This process linked into higher gear early in 2015 & when Damascus knew #Geneva would fail
3-As negotiations/reconciliations seemed to proceed, however, Damascus soon discovered a pattern. Leaders who engaged in such talks soon lost financial & military support of their sponsors. Those countries quickly found new leaders willing to sabotage the seemingly agreed deals
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Southern Syria MAP,#Daraa. SAA liberates Saida town and secured Air Defense Batallion Base 800m in SE of Saida,сlashes in west of Daraa City. SAA now ~8km away from Nassib border crossing between Syria and Jordan.#Syria
SAA take control Army Border Post 71 at the Syria-Jordan border in east #Daraa countryside.
Army Border Post 71 at the Syria-Jordan border in east #Daraa under Syrian Army and Russian MP control.
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Let me share with you few insights of what I saw in #Daraa, the battle of south #Syria:
To-date, there are important points to highlight in this battle 1/+
. #Damascus and its allies decided to start the battle off south #Syria with or without #Russia at start. The decision has been made and #Moscow accepted to engage along the Syria central government. This is not the first time this happen. 2/+

. No casualties among #Syria allies, participating in the battle in the south so far, despite their presence on multiple fronts.
. Assad offered no guarantee to #Israel or #US but is expected to keep Syrian Army forces once the south is liberated 3/+

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Meetings held between #Russia and militants representative in #Daraa today where #Damascus central government's conditions were presented to avoid further military operation. Most anti-gov forces are happy to surrender. More (good) news in the next 24-48 hours.#Syria.
Soon "Twitter journalists", "Divan analysts" and other similar will be jobless since only two forces remain occupying Syrian territories in the north, mushroomed in the 7 years of war: #USA and #Turkey.

Those in south #Syria who have collaborated with #Israel, will find the doors closed and won't be adopted by Tel Aviv, similar to the South Lebanese Army in the year 2000 (Israel withdraw from Lebanon). No one wants losers. Proxies become a heavy burden.

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S. #Syria: Battle for #Nasib border crossing is over on 10th day of Offensive. Amidst Rebel collapse in NE. #Daraa, situation is quickly evolving everywhere & many towns about to surrender.
#Pt. Preliminary map with confirmed and semi-confirmed towns accepting surrender through reconciliation. #Daraa - S. #Syria.
#Pt. Situation changed quickly. Gatherings in support of #SAA (Assad) in many towns of #Daraa province after days of unprecedented bombardment. Video from Dael. S. #Syria. wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
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MAP: After eliminating #Lajat salient, #SAA enters new phase by capturing Nahitah & securing Sama Hunaydat towns, seeking to secure its Daraa salient (through Khirbat Ghazalah) by clearing eastern #Daraa CS. #OpBasalt 1+
MAP: #SAA captures Maliha Sharqiyah, Maliha Gharbiyah, Rakham & 52nd Armoured Brigade from militant groups, activating Khirbat Ghazalah front by securing 42nd Air Defense Battalion in NE #Daraa CS. #Syria #OpBasalt
1700 H (EEST): An exclusive source confirms to @ArabianaINTEL that Al-Herak & Al-Sourah towns are still under militants control, despite some reports/maps claiming their liberation by #SAA. #Daraa #Syria

PS: ‘Alma has been fully captured by SAA moments ago. #OpBasalt
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#FSA are claiming to have shot down an MiG-33 at Mulayhah al-Sharqiyah with the pilot having ejected. I cannot verify this just yet.
Typo, I meant *23.
Terrorist sources claiming the pilot from the previous tweet was captured.
The Syrian army has begun its assault against terrorist forces hiding away in Al-Hirak town, #Daraa province.
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... "Nasib Border Crossing" between Syria and Jordan will be an important mile-stone if SAA can regain control over it ... will TRUMP's USA fight for it?
..."TRUMP's USA" - for Syria that could mean more manpower & weapons for "rebels", bombs by Israel on behalf of the USA (yes, that's how I think one should define these regular bombing raids) or direct bombs by TRUMP's USA - maybe somewhere entirely different - maybe "accidental"
... also when I read that some "rebels" on the Syria-Jordan-border or the Golan are "Saudi supported" - I sense racism ... why? ... because without Obama and now TRUMP leading this - there would be no "rebels" in Syria - "Saudi supported" or otherwise

SYRIA IS YOUR WAR - AMERICA
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Thread on #Daraa offensive, will be updating daily news, #SAA advances, losses & the mood surrounding it.
1.#SAA continues advance in North West Sweida & North East #Daraa after several days of heavy bombardment.
2. Breaking : #SAA now in control of Howsh Hamada in North East #Daraa after fierce clashes.
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#SAA started new operation to clean #Suwayda desert from #ISIS groups (evacuated from S. #Damascus some weeks ago). Army took control over Ashrifiyah & Awra areas. #ISIS still has presence in Tall Sa'd, Tamutha, Al Kura & Qaa al Banāt
#Suwayda : #SAA expelled #ISIS from Mushirifah/Khirbet al-Umbashi area
#Suwayda : #SAA advanced from 3 axis, advancing many km in the third one & getting fire control over Al Kura in the first one (Map corrected)
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#Important:
Yesterday late afternoon #Russia/n forces took 3 positions in Qusseyr and Juseh and established checkpoints. #Hezbollah, not informed of the Russian presence, came close to these forces and asked their immediate pull out+
Following the direct intervention of President Bashar al-Assad, the Russian force pulled out this morning and avoided any clash with #Hezbollah in the area.

hezbollah maantin and kept all positions. The #Russia/n move was not coordinated.+

#Hezbollah did not...I repeat, did not pull out one single element from the area.

I spoke to people on the ground: The Russian decision was unclear and considered unwelcome by the forces on the ground. Still, many elements of this move are unclear.

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I will share an analyse about upcoming Battle of #Dara
Preparations of the #SAA continue in #Dara region. #SAA #FSA #Syria #ISIS #HTS #Syrianrebels
Huge battle is coming.
The first target of the campaign against opponents will probably be the el #Lajat plateau , which threatens the supply line to the #SAA controlled #Dara city.
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#Syria: large variety of IEDs recently defused in Greater #Idlib.
NW. #Hama: Rebels searched at a checkpoint a car w/ 3 ppl coming from Suqaylbiyah & found unusual kind of IED hidden inside the vehicle. 2 passengers arrested, 3rd one managed to flee.
#Syria: more IEDs recently dismantled in Greater #Idlib.
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#Israel is terrified by the possible advancement of the #SyrianArmy and its allies to #Daraa but it is not terrified by thousands of #AlQaeda and #ISIS terrorists on the borders with occupied #GolanHeights
In fact, Israel hosts these terrorists and treats them in its hospitals and sends them back to the battlefield (Source: bit.ly/2rKiFo2).
As the former director of Mossad said he doesn't think that dealing with Al-Qaeda will blowback because Al-Qaeda up to now not attacked Israel (source: bit.ly/2L6LLGf).
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In few moments will share some information about the forthcoming war in #Syria.
1+/ The US/EU war on Syria is expected in the next 10 hours according to sources in #Syria close to decision makers.

All Syrian troops were ordered to empty their barracks and keep 5% presence only.
2+/ #USA and #EU may target - as expected - the Syrian Air Force (many dislocated and other spread but not flying), the central for command and control, all radars and known anti-air missiles, Ministry of Defence, Presidential Palace and other sensitive Syrian bases.
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