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Ansar al Tawhid claims it is shelling the headquarter of the regime forces in the village of Mhardeh countryside of #Hama in response to the bombing of civilian areas.
Regime shelling on Khan Shaykhun have kills 6 civilians today.
Regime shelling in Khan Shaykhun have caused heavy damage to civilian properties today.
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The single most deadliest act over the past 70 years by any Arab regime took place 30 years ago this week (February 1982) in the city of Hama, Syria.

The ‘incident’ as it is called, forever changed the psyche of the Syrian people.

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Actually, this week we commemorate the 37th Anniversary of the #Hama #82Massacre. An event that for 30 yrs was only whispered about in peoples homes.

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Ordered by Hafez #Assad & carried out by his brother Rifaat, the people of #Hama were systematically massacred in response to uprising. Rifaat later bragged more than 38,0000 Hamwis (out of 150k ppl at the time) were slaughtered - whole family lines were ‘erased’. #82Massacre
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Thousands of Ahrar a-Sham and Jaish al-Nusr fighters have begun evacuating from rebel-held areas of the northern #Hama countryside in accordance with a ceasefire agreement signed last week with hardline group Hay’at Tahrir a-Sham (HTS) 1/5
The agreement stripped Turkish-backed rebel groups in areas of Hama and Idlib of heavy weaponry, with evacuating fighters reportedly bound for Turkish-occupied #Afrin in neighboring Aleppo province 2/5
At least 1,700 rebels, mostly based in Sahel al-Ghab and Jabal Shahshbo, are expected to leave in the coming days, according to a rebel commander from Ahrar a-Sham. The source added that evacuations began two days ago and are expected to continue through Wednesday 3/5
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Hay'yan, Anadan & Haritan under Jihadists of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Led by Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, the ex #ISIS officer, the ex-al Qaeda in the Levant and the actual leader of a large number of foreign fighters.

Joulani is taking position opposite #SAA.

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Rural and the city of #Idlib, the rural area of #idlib, #Aleppo & #Hama are under Jihadists control. Is it time for the Syrian army, supported by #Russia to stop the jihadists advance if #Turkey is incapable of doing the job it has promised at #Astana?

#Turkey is embarrassed by Jihadists overwhelming control of most of the #Astana area of control. Joulani is forcing his place on #Ankara unless the Turkish army moves in to defeat him, or to steps aside and allows the #Syrian army to do the job.
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#Syria: another round of fighting has erupted in the greater #Idlib region as #HTS jihadists have captured the town of Darat Izza.

National Liberation Front (#FSA) rebels are mobilizing across the region for a counter attack
#Syria: the National Liberation Front (#FSA) has announced the start of military operations against #HTS jihadists in response to the capture of Darat Izza.

War in the greater #Idlib region is a fact.
#Syria: after several days of fighting Nour al-Din al-Zinki rebels have been crushed in western #Aleppo with #HTS jihadists seizing Darat al-Izzah, Anjarah, Khan al-Assal and Deir Simeon
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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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Thread that will try & explain how & why Syrian citizens joined the opposition and rose against a State known for its heavy handed security system. What are the possible explanations that caused the public to discard the fear factor that has supposedly been in the DNA of Syrians?
2-Syrian state itself must have assumed that its security agencies were loyal and would not hesitate to use violence (remember #Hama 1982). The likely high cost for protestors therefore ought to have acted as an implicit deterrence. Protestors, however, made a different calculus
3-The protestors seemed to first extrapolate what happened in Tunisia & Egypt (security did not fully support the Presidents) and assumed that #Syria will not be any different. With hindsight, these were faulty analogies but they did change the implied probabilities of success
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#SRO | ARCHIVES | REGIME USING #BOSRA SHAM OLD RUINS AS MILITARY POSITIONS (March 2015) - Here is a very rare footage showing #Assad regime fighters using ruins in Old #Bosra city as a military camp inside the city from 2013 to 2015 :
ADD.: regime is well know to have used many archeological sites and historcal sites and ruins as military camps against many international laws (#Palmyra antiqual city [#Homs], Halabiyah castle [#Deir_Ezzor], #Harem citadel [#Idlib], #Aleppo citadel, #Homs citadel...).
ADD.: rebellion isn't also very clean on this subject : Qalaat al-Hosn (#Krak des Chevaliers) citadel [#Homs] or Apamea archeological site in Qalaat al-Mudiq [#Hama] were used as military strategic areas.
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BREAKING - Likely #Israel airstrikes just hit a scientific research center - reportedly linked to the SSRC - in #Latakia.

#Assad regime air defenses were allegedly activated in multiple provinces: #Latakia, #Tartus, #Homs & #Hama.
Mabrouk #Assad - your invincible air defenses shot down an aircraft!

... a #Russia IL-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down over #Syria tonight - amid #Israel airstrikes in #Latakia.

#OwnGoal

Tonight’s developments vis-a-vis #Israel & Russia are a pretty big deal.

It would seem #Israel may have acted without giving #Moscow prior warning = big challenge to their prior arrangement.

Or, #Russia did know, but got attacked by their errant ally in #Damascus = humiliating.
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Once again protests against the #Assad regime have erupted all over rebel-held #Idlib and nortern #Aleppo.

Syrians in the town of #Kafranbel sing "we want freedom!"
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the village of al-Ibizmu in western #Aleppo
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the town of Darat Izza in western #Aleppo.
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These are the psychopathic takfiri terrorists US UK want to save in #Idlib
7 year US NATO Sponsored Terrorism in #Syria

US Sponsored FSA Barbaric Terrorists Throw Post Office Workers From Rooftops in #Aleppo 2012 Nov
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#Idliboffensive #Outrage4Idlib
These are the Jihadists US UK France want to evacuate from #Idlib
7 Year US NATO Sponsored Terrorism in #Syria
NATO AlQaeda Rebels Savagely Thrash a Captive Syrian Soldier With Rods Sep 2016
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#Outrage4Idlib #idlibiçin #OUTRAGE
These are the psychopathic takfiri terrorists US UK want to save in #Idlib
7 year US NATO Sponsored Terrorism in #Syria
NATO member #Turkey & US sponsored FSA roasted babies to death in #AlBab #Syria
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#Idliboffensive #Outrage4Idlib
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THREAD: #SAA will soon launch #IdlibDawn operation to eliminate militants' presence in #Idlib, #Latakia, #Hama & W #Aleppo CS w/in green area (6,222 km^2).

Map shows vital targets, strategic mountain ranges & locations of #TAF/ #TSK military “observation” posts. #Syria 1️⃣
2️⃣ During FIRST stages of #IdlibDawn OP, #SAA will probably focus on 3 main axes:

1st: NW/W #Aleppo CS
2nd: N #Hama CS
3rd: NE #Latakia CS

#TAF presence will be seriously taken into account (as long as its existence); expecting certain pressure/isolation of #TSK posts.
3️⃣ FIRST AXIS; NW/W #Aleppo CS

Possible #SAA movements to secure #Anadan Plain & W Aleppo suburbs, forcing militants (#NLF) retreat towards Jabal Sem’an.

PS: The #TAF/ #TSK’s “Anadan” post is hereby bypassed from eastern axes. #Syria #IdlibDawn
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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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Preparations appear to be underway for a pro-#Assad offensive on #Idlib.

12hrs of on/off air & artillery strikes vs. southeastern & western #Idlib & northern #Hama - see marks on map (original by @ETANA_Syria + my additions).

+ multiple large pro-regime convoys moving north.
@ETANA_Syria #pt: If/when any major military campaign gets underway, expect the #Assad regime (+ #Russia & #Iran-backed militias) to focus on these 2 fronts:

1) West #Idlib (Jisr al-Shughour)
2) N. #Hama/#SE #Idlib (Latamineh, Khan Sheikhoun, Kafrazita)

-> a gradual push ‘inland’ & north.
@ETANA_Syria Very good by @theIRC’s @DMiliband:

- The West must “re-assert” itself & protect civilians in NW #Syria & as a backstop, safe-routes should be opened for civilians to flee into #Turkey.

- UNSC must demand full access to S #Syria; for aid, monitoring etc.

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IDLIB AXIS THREAD: Russian and Syrian war planes are smashing jihadists positions in #Hama province in preparation for a wider offensive against #Idlib province and adjacent areas. Lots of rumors flying around about the extent of the operation. Time will tell.
Syrian helicopter has smashed jihadist positions in Al-Latamenah city in northern #Hama province with barrel bombs.
Syrian Army artillery shelling are targeting jihadist positions on agricultural lands around Al-Lataminah town in northern #Hama countryside.
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A number of reported Israeli strikes in #Masyaf, #Hama this evening
Images from the aftermath of the strikes on a suspected research facility
Syrian air defenses reportedly downed 3 of the missiles fired on #Masyaf according to State TV.
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New thread on interesting SAA & Republican Guard facts/anecdotes I’m finding for an upcoming report. Mostly stuff from earlier in the war.
Video shows #Chechen foreign fighters in Ballermoun, Aleppo on March 17, 2014

On 3/21 rebels here killed Maj General Samea Abbas, head of the 102nd Regiment RG. On 3/25 they killed Brig General Qasi Mohammad, commander of the 415th Battalion of the 102nd.
Seems the 415th Battalion was destroyed in this battle as I can’t find any credible references to it after Qasi’s death. 102nd remained in #Aleppo until late 2017 (when deployment reports end).
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Video of IED detonation at #Gaza fence after it was placed by Islamic Jihad members awaiting IDF troops to come near it. #Israel
Wire cutters were left there to attract IDF soldiers to come near the IED so it would be detonated near them. #Gaza #Israel
A few more photos of the two dead. Seems the second PIJ member is too disfigured to be photographed.
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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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Breaking. Massive explosion in area of #Hama Airbase.
#Pt. 2 successive explosions in area of Airbase shook city of #Hama. Reason unknown.
#Pt. 3rd explosion few ago.
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Thread: Here’s how the U.S led strikes on #Syria developed from here in the Capital #Damascus in the early hours of this morning
1. At around 4.30 Damascus time I awoke to initial large sounds of over 10 rocket attacks, it immediately was clear from the types of missile being heard that it was a Western Attack conducted by the #U.S #France & #U.K
2. The strikes were heard clearly in all parts of the Capital and continued on and off for a duration of 50 minutes, Syrian state media reported the strikes but didn’t provide information as to the locations
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#Breakingnews :: explosions in the #Syrian capital #Damascus in #Syria after #Trump speech .
The pro Syrian regime sources :: the Syrian regime defenses trying to attack the USA missiles.
local sources :: explosions in the city of #Mayadin southeast of #DeirezZorin #Syria .
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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NEW - #Ahrar al-Sham & Nour al-Din al-Zinki have merged, creating Jabhat Tahrir Souriya, branded with “green” revolutionary flag.

- Ahrar leader Hassan Soufan = leader
- #Zinki leader Tawfiq Shahbuddin = deputy

“JTS” calls on other groups to join for greater unity.
#pt: What does “JTS’s” formation mean?

- Unlikely to be a full merger, but closer Ahrar-Zinki coordinating ties have been clear for months.

- Northern #Syria’s two biggest non-#HTS factions are compiling (with Syrian Islamic Council backing) pressure on #Jolani & HTS.
I’m told that x4 sub-factions of #HTS have agreed to join the newly formed Jabhat Tahrir Souriya (#JTS) and at least x5 others are negotiating possible terms.

#Syria #Idlib
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