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#Syrie dans une vid 18m le grpe d’Omar #Omsen dénonce son arrestation en réfutant les accusations d’#HTS sur les dossiers du mariage, de la justice interne et l’indépendance du grpe. il y dévoile l’ID des 3 autres détenus «AbouSaleh #Nice, AbouKhalid #Paris, AbouBassir #Monaco» ImageImageImageImage
#France Dans cette vidéo des images inédites et connues de la participation du grpe d’#Omsen aux combats de #Kassab (ville à majorité arménienne), #Idleb ville, #JisrAlChoghour, régions de #Lattaquié & #Hama #Syrie
De part le contenu et le timing c’est une défiance vis à vis de #HTS dans le région d’#Idleb suite aux efforts du groupe pour tenir les rênes des différentes factions jihadistes étrangères et locales sur zone.
Il y’aura probab un avant et un après pr le grpe d’#Omsen
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Bij #NPO dramaserie over NL commando's. Dat is natuurlijk veel spannender dan wat echt aan de hand is in Nigeria, Burkina Faso en Ivoorkust. #journaal heeft al maanden niets meer gerapporteerd over ontwikkelingen mbt de mondiale jihad.…
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#France Omar #Omsen + 3 jihadistes français ont été arrêtés aux alentours de midi par #HTS lors d’une réunion pour régler un conflit mineur avec des membres du Parti islamique du Turkestan #Syrie #Idleb
PT cette nouvelle arrestation d’#Omsen avec pour la 1ère fois 3 autres français à #Harem est mise en parallèle par certains à #Idleb avec l’arrestation le 20 août de Pascale Reymonenq et son extradition en #France en application du protocole Cazeneuve…
#Syrie communiqué du groupe d’Omar #Omsen suite à son arrestation accompagné de 3 jihadistes français à #Atmeh Image
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Working on a project the last couple of months about the history of #Al_Qaeda and where it is now. A big takeaway: there has probably never been a moment when the group is so manipulated, influenced, and even controlled in places by state powers.
The role of state intelligence services in manipulating and using terrorist groups for their own ends remains nearly absent in Terrorism Studies; most people even think it's all "conspiracy theory" talk. But it's such a massive operational factor that this is weird.
.@ReuelMGerecht once wrote that the 'nonstate' actor ... designation [of Al-Qaeda] was always more myth than fact". If he overstated, it wasn't by much.…
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This thread by @hxhassan is worth a read -- #HTS's violent response to #AlQaeda affiliate Huras Al-Din's overreach will have significant consequences.

A few additional notes of my own, to follow:

- This is all entirely consistent with #HTS/#JFS/#Nusra policy since ~2014.
@hxhassan My understanding of events leading up to the all-out fight differs somewhat -- #HTS's arrest of Abu Saloh al-Uzbeki
& Abu Malik al-Talli were *very* inflammatory to HaD. Both were crucial sources of finance & external networks. Plus, they came amid several escalatory accusations:
@hxhassan 1. After Abu Saloh's arrest, rumor swirled that #Turkey's MIT had transferred messages from #Moscow to #HTS, requesting his extradition via #Ankara in exchange for political & economic rewards.

Abu Saloh is accused of coordinating multiple attacks in #Russia in recent yrs.
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Thread recording every known #R9X Hellfire (aka #NinjaMissile & #FlyingGinsu) strike.

The AGM-114R-9X is an inert variant of the AGM-114 "Hellfire" developed by #Lockheed that is meant to reduce risk of civilian casualties while using pop-out blades to maintain lethality.
The #R9X has received much attention since a @WSJ article by @glubold & @wstrobel last year where it was said to have been used "about a half-dozen times" against high level terrorist targets in "#Libya #Syria #Iraq #Yemen & #Somalia"…
Its extreme precision, exotic nature, and increasingly visible usage by what is presumed to be #JSOC and #CIA according to a piece by @FranticGoat for @thewarzonewire have kept it in the spotlight though.…
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The intra-jihadi dynamic in #Idlib is rapidly intensifying, as #HTS is seeking to re-assert itself vis-a-vis (1) the opposition, (2) local civil society, (3) #Turkey & (4) increasingly exasperated #AlQaeda-leaning factions.

In doing so, it's revealing its multiple identities.
In recent weeks, we've seen escalatory events:

1. Khaled al-Aruri's death in a US drone strike

2. Formation of the #AlQaeda-leaning 'Stand Firm' ops room

3. #HTS arrest of:
- Sirajideen Makhtarov (Abu Saloh al-Uzbeki)
- Jamal Hassan Zayniya (Abu Malik al-Talli)
- Tauqir Sharif
Weeks ago, #HTS was attempting to [re-]build bridges with #Idlib civil society & now it's cracking down on divisive #AlQaeda loyalists & defecting critics.

Hard not to see the drivers involved here:

- Protect internal unity & regional primacy
- Undermine #AQ
- Message #Turkey
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#Syrie #Idleb #HTS envoie des renforts à Djabal al-Zawiya « pour faire face à une offensive du régime », mais la semaine portera probablement d’autres developments importants au sein de l’enclave
#Syrie le développement auquel je faisais allusion en début de semaine. Nouveau commandement jihadiste à #Idleb entre al-Moukatilin al-Ansar (commandé par Abou Malek Al-Talli ex proche de Joulani sous Nosra & #HTS)Tansikiat al-Jihad, Ansar al-Islam, Ansar Eddine, Horas Eddine #AQ Image
#Syrie arrestation d’Abou Malik al-Tali par #HTS qui interdit la formation de tout nouveau groupe et à ses membres de rejoindre tout autre groupes dans le réduit d’#Idleb ImageImage
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#Syria #Idlib
Here is the moment when #Turkish forces started shooting at protesters on the M4 highway against joint #Russia|n-TSK patrol missions.
#Syria #Idlib
Açcording to local news agencies, a #Turkish drone has airstriked an #HTS position in Eastern Idlib after militants tried to destroy a TSK vehicle with an ATGM missile.
#Syria #Idlib
Apaprently, #HTS and #Turkey are holding talks in order to de-escalate the situation.
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حکومت جمهوری اسلامی #ایران درحالی به وضع مقررات لازم در رفت وآمد وجلوگیری از شیوع ویروس کرونا توجهی ندارد که حتی ارتش ملی #سوریه در این کشور جنگ زده به این اصول و تست گرفتن از اهالی در رفت آمد از مناطق رژیم و پ‌ک‌ک به مناطق آزاد شده شمال سوریه توجه میکند.
While Iranian regime doesn’t care to restrict movements to stop spreading Coronavirus, even SNA in war torn #Syria is doing its job.
نیروهای ارتش #ترکیه و انقلابیون در کنار هم از عزم خود برای بازپسگیری شهرک سراقب میگویند.
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1/In #Idlib recently, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani spoke with @CrisisGroup about how his group, Hei'at Tahrir al-Sham #HTS, is adjusting to the changing realities on the ground in the face of a #Syrian regime offensive and an intensifying humanitarian crisis.
2/Jolani claims that #HTS has forsworn transnational jihadist ambitions and is readying itself to focus on governing territory under its control. And he told @CrisisGroup: "We are under no illusion that we can govern Idlib on our own."
3/If #Putin and #Erdogan want to preserve the Turco-Russian relationship, they will have to find an accommodation over #Idlib. In such a scenario, Ankara and Moscow would have to find a solution to the HTS question.
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#Syrie transport de troupes #M113 livré par la #Turquie aux factions sur le front de Miznar
Alors que ce #BMP1 fait partie des dernières livraisons russes à l’armée syrienne, ici utilsé par #HTS sur le front d’al-Nayrab #Idelb
#Syrie #M113 & #ACV300, derrière le #BMP1, fournis par la #Turquie aux factions dans le commandement «Fath al-Moubin» qui regroupe: #HTS, Faylaq al-Cham, Soukour al-Cham, Jaich al-Ahrar, Ahrar al-Cham, Jaich al-Izza, Jaich al-Nosra, Jaich Idleb, Ansar al-Tawhid (Photos Ib’a #HTS) ImageImage
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Hours away to end 2019, the new stage of Syrian war has officially settled down, where politics decisions have replaced in an important way the military campaigns, mostly focused on the last terrorist reducts: (1)
2019 started as 2018 ended, #SDF continued #CizireStorm operation against last #ISIS stronghold, battle proved difficult & took 3 month to liberate the last 70 Km^2 under #ISIS control. On March 23 2019 #ISIS finally lost the last urban territories & became an insurgent group (2)
Turkish pressure had delayed any military operations in "Greater #Idlib" during 9 months since Sochi agreement. However, the continue violations of this agreement force #SAA to launch the first stage of #IdlibDawn. Between (6/5/2019-6/6/2019) #SAA liberated 134 Km^2 (3)
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Russia’s relentless and vicious campaign in NW Syria, where millions of civilians and IDPs live and could be forced to flee en mass, continues. The leader of the force that dominates that area has a new speech. A new & dangerous chapter is looming.

Details in following tweets:
Just in:

Abu Muhammed al-Jolani, the leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (#HTS, former Jabhat al-#Nusra), appeared in a video about latest developments in #Idlib.

He focuses on Russia, as the new enemy determined to restore "the glory of the Soviet Union".
Al-Jolani says the Syrian revolution has achieved many goals against the Syrian regime, including the fracturing of its army (rendered militias), decimated economy, and domestic & international isolation. (Net gains for the rebels.)
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