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I did some research on factional affiliation of al-'Uqaydat tribal confederacy's al-Bu Kamal branch in #DayrAzZawr province before the takeover of #IS and got some surprising results:
1) The most influental local Brigade in the area between al-Bahrah and the Iraqi border clearly appears to have been Liwa' Ahl al-Athar (@Alathr2012).

The Brigade was explicitly an al-'Uqaydat tribal brigade of the #FSA.

2) Another local faction was Liwa' 'Umar al-Mukhtar. It had a few members from the environs of ash-Sha'fah, but its headquarters were located in al-Bu Kamal city and it's support base also was predominantly urban.

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1/ WOW.

Koerden in NL deden zich op twitter voor als pro-#IS-vrouw die naar kalifaat wilde. NLse IS'er Mohamed G. uit Maastricht trapte erin. Wilde trouwen, kocht vliegticket &werd gearresteerd.

@jenanmoussa sprak met 1 vd Koerden &kreeg DM's te zien.
2/ #IS-aanhanger Mohamed G. (Ghorshid) uit Maastricht dacht dus dat hij maandenlang contact had met #IS-vrouw die naar kalifaat wilde. Maar account was van Koerdische online #IS-hunters.

Khorshid overduidelijk blij als zij haar foto stuurt. Dat was natuurlijk nep. Hier de DM:
3/ Nadat de Koerdische #IS-hunters via hun lokaccount een foto van een schaars geklede vrouw hebben verstuurd aan #IS-aanhanger Mohamed G. uit Maastricht, stuurt hij in DM ook een foto op van zichzelf aan de "#IS-vrouw". Dit is die DM:
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#SRO - HISTORICAL DAYS COMING BUT NOTHING IS ENDING IN FACT - Yes, Maarshida is about to fall, a question of hours or days. This small village, completely unknown before these last days, is the last #IS sect "urban" (mostly erased by coalition) "stronghold" in #Syria (1).
#SRO - HISTORICAL DAYS COMING BUT NOTHING IS ENDING IN FACT - The war between now-called #SDF and #IS is about to end as talking territorial liberation by the first against second. It began in Kobani in autumn 2014. It will end near Euphrates in an nearly anonymous village (2).
#SRO - HISTORICAL DAYS COMING BUT NOTHING IS ENDING IN FACT - But #IS to be defeated after fall of this town ? From where hundreds were still fleeing, mostly foreign jihadis families that #SDF will, another time, have to suffer presence as their native countries won't act (3).
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4 #USA soldiers killed and 3 wounded in suicide bombing in Manbij NE #Aleppo Reports that #SDF linked MMC members were also killed. I must say that this was only the question of time when it would happened with so much #IS attacks around
The scene of attack. American helicopters are flying around. I also must note that Americans behaved too relaxed. They didn't take security percussion's although they suffered IED attack in Manbij area a year ago NE #Aleppo
The moment of Manbij blast NE #Aleppo Pro militants accounts are cheering probably #IS too but I didn't managed to reach them yet
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"Create 20 mile safe zone" - Wat dit precies betekent is nog onduidelijk. Maar werpt Trump nou de Koerden een lifeline toe? En gaat Turkije zich iets aantrekken van zo'n "safe zone"?
Trump had het over instellen van 20 mile safe zone. Zwart/blauwe lijn is ong 20 miles van grens met Turkije. Zo goed als alle Koerdische steden liggen in deze zone.
Totale onduidelijkheid na Trump's plan tot 20 mile safe zone in NSyrie.

SDF (Koerden) zeggen dat zij zone kunnen opzetten (Gaat Turkije nooit mee akkoord). Terwijl Turkije eerder al vond dat juist zij zone moeten beheersen (Gaat SDF nooit mee akkoord).
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Ik was al in mei 2018 aan de grens van deze laatste #IS-enclave in Oost-Syrie. Maf dat #IS daar nog altijd gebied in handen heeft. Zeer vlak gebied.
Beetje op een dak zitten achter de zandzakken met strijders van de SDF. In de verte (bij die boompjes) het dorpje Hajin, dat toen nog in handen was van #IS.
Dit is de reportage die we vorig jaar mei maakten over trip naar grens met de laatste #IS-enclave in oost-Syrie.
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#YPG/#PKK publicly invites the #Asad/#Iran system into the border areas, particularly Minbij, which was captured because of the efforts of the U.S., working in coordination with #Turkey, having promised that the city would be handed over to local rule after #IS was gone.
It doesn't seem that the #PKK has handed Minbij to the #Asad/#Iran system just yet, though a regime delegation visited this morning.
Worth noting here that the #SDF/#PKK opened Minbij up to Asad's secret police a long time ago, and if the Asad regime is present it means Iranian operatives are, too.…
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Reusachtig nieuws dit. Zonder aanwezigheid van de VS raken Koerden van SDF/YPG/PYD hun bescherming kwijt in noord- en oost-Syrie waar ze jaren tegen ISIS vochten. Koerden hierdoor overgeleverd aan veel sterkere Turkse leger en Syrische troepen. Potentiele ramp voor SDF/YPG/PYD.
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There exists some debate among Islamic scholars and historians about the engraved signet ring of the #prophet Muḥammad. The most common reading of the engraving is "Allāh Rasūl Muḥammad", while others argue that "Muḥammad Rasūl Allāh" is historically correct.
The oldest sources do indicate that the opposite of popular belief could be correct. In a ḥadīth reported by #Muslim and al-Bukhārī the Prophet says: “I have acquired a ring of silver and engraved on it Muḥammad Rasūl Allāh, and no one should have an engraving like this.”
In another ḥadīth reported by al-Bukhārī, Anas ibn Mālik says: "The engraved signet ring of the Prophet is three lines: Muḥammad on one line, Rasūl on one line and Allāh on one line."
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#ISWAP in Al-Naba news confirmed that it carried out attacks on a military base in Metele, on 18th and a second one on 19th/20th, when the military went to collect the fallen comrades. In all, the terror group claimed to have killed 100 soldiers.

What is most alarming is, #IS weekly infographic on its operations (persons killed and injured etc.) in Al-Naba weekly magazine in Arabic. The week of 15 to 21st November, #ISWAP was clearly the 1st in the world in all of #IS Wilaya for the number of dead and wounded.
On the infographic 2nd is Iraq, 3rd is Sham, 4th is Khorasan, 5th, East Asia, 6th is Sinai. The rating varies, depending on the attacks in the week. But it is now clear that ISWAP has a growing strategic partnership beyond media collaboration with #ISIS. Are we still in doubt?
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#IS claims ATGM strike near Hajin today and armed attack on #SDF patrol in Takihi village #DeirEzzor province
#IS claims attack on #SDF lines north of Hajin SE #DeirEzzor
#IS released a lengthy photo set from its raid north of Hajin SE #DeirEzzor part 1-preparation
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#SRO | EXCLUSIVE - #SRO could identify one of the first #IS sect spokesmen in #Raqqa province, also seen in Vice News Report (august 2014). Abu Musa is now identified as the founder of the Liwa al-Sheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah that was announced in February 2013 in Tal Abyad (1).
ADD.: the man was a former worker in a farm but also a religious influencer in #Tal_Abyad from 2012 to 2013. He participated to crimes against humanity in W-Tal Abyad countryside alongside #IS and #Nusra. After the #IS sect takeover of #Raqqa, he joined the terrorist group.
ADD.: It must be noted the name of his brigade : sheikh al-Islam ibn Taymiyya, a medieval sunni religious personality, one the influencer, by his teachings, of the late Abdl al-Wahhab. Abd al-Wahhab is one the major influencer of the Saudi state religion as #AQ and #IS ideas.
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#Siria🇸🇾 13/12/2012
I terroristi delle Milizie Libero invadono i due villaggi cristiani vicini Qunaye e Yacoubiye assaltando gli uffici pubblici uccidendo la polizia e terrorizzando gli abitanti usati scudi umani #Idlib #Sapevatelo #NonViDicono #IdlibLibera
#Siria🇸🇾 Fine 2013
Terroristi #IS prendono il controllo dei villaggi cristiani Qunaye e Yacoubiye rompono le croci delle chiese impediscono il suono delle campane, impongono il velo alle donne e divieto di circolazione ai civili #Idlib #Sapevatelo #NonViDicono #IdlibLibera
#Siria🇸🇾 Dal 2014 sotto l’occupazione dei Terroristi dello Stato Islamico #IS fuggono tanti giovani e famiglie dei villaggi cristiani Qunaye e Yacoubiye e i tagliagola con loro famiglie occupano loro case e terreni #Idlib #Sapevatelo #NonViDicono #IdlibLibera
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More details on the schism between the Hazimis and lesser-extremists in #IS: Abu Anisa al-Dagestani, an Azeri commanded and Hazimi, blames the caliph's insufficiently stern position on takfir for the loss of land and men last year.
According to Abu Anisa al-Dagestani, the caliph reversed the May 2017 expansion by the Delegated Committee of the takfir ruling after his wife had a dream in which Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, and Abu Muhammad al-Furqan came to his house and ignored him. #pt
The caliph reversed the May 2017 takfir ruling by a deft institutional manoeuvre: he invited its author, Ismail al-Ithawi (Abu Zayd al-Iraqi), to a meeting in August 2017 and threatened to kill him if he didn't reverse himself. #pt
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1) Today—on the 4th anniversary of the Kocho Massacre, when #IS slaughtered an entire town as part of the Yazidi Genocide—#Turkey bombed a #Yazidi convoy in #Sinjar that was returning from the Kocho Massacre memorial ceremony, killing Mam Zaki, an important Yazidi #PKK leader.
2) The convoy contained leaders & members of the Yazidi #YBŞ defense force and affiliated political institutions, including Mazlum Shingal, the military commander of the #YBŞ, who—like Mam Zaki—is also a #Yazidi. Mazlum (shown in photo) was injured but not killed in the attack.
3) A #Yazidi from #Sinjar (Tel Ezeir) named Harbo, a member of the Self-Administrative Council (a local governing institution that is a civilian political counterpart to the YBŞ defense force), was injured in the attack. Two others were killed; their identities are not yet known.
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Our partner force in #Syria, the #SDF/#PKK is further formalizing its close relationship with the #Asad/#Iran system and mulling joint offensive operations against a #NATO member. So that's all going well.
As @Reuters notes: our partner in #Syria, the #SDF/#PKK, a paragon of liberalism and Western values, "indefinitely postponed" the final stage of an election that was already a Soviet-style sham, excluding thousands of Arabs and run under conditions of suffocating autocracy.
Be interesting to see if the U.S. responds publicly to the #SDF/#PKK's suggestion it will help in #Asad-#Iran-#Russia's proposed campaign of mass-slaughter in Idlib and in joint attacks on NATO's #Turkey.

One highly doubts it; the PKK has literally got away with murder so far.
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#Putin's opening to this press conference suggests the takeover of southern #Syria by Asad/Iran is a model of U.S.-Russia cooperation that should be expanded, and flatters Trump that his summit with Kim [which Putin very much liked the look of] resolved the Korean Peninsula.
On #Ukraine, Putin hints broadly that the U.S. agrees with him that Kyiv's intransigence prevented Minsk's implementation, and then carefully lets it be known Trump brought up the election meddling, an assist to Trump politically, before of course dismissing it.
Trump frames engagement around U.S.-Russian co-operation in WW2, notes that unfortunate Cold War business, then says: "Our relationship has never been worse ... that changed as of about four hours ago." Says he is being politically brave to do what's right. Lambastes media + Dems
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Since perjalanan ke rumah terbuka yang ke 9 untuk harini mengambil masa 1 jam 30 min, dan saya agak bosan, im thinking to buat threads about my skin punya journey dari dulu and now. Kemain kan aku, journey tau! 😂
Macam mana tiba tiba terasa nak buat journey ni, haaa Ceritanya, tadi nak pilih gambar kat gallery Nak upload raya ootd day 5 la kononya, tiba tiba ter scroll gambar hodoh aku dulu. Buruk sial aku. Takda la cakap skrg dah lawa, tapi boleh la pandang, selera la sikit. 😂
300 RT, I share My skin Care routine Dari A-Z step by step! ☺️
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A man shot dead two police officers in the center of the eastern #Belgian city of #Liege on Tuesday and was himself shot dead after having taken a woman hostage,
According to #Belgian paper @ladh, the murderer in #Liege #Belgium reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" when shooting down dead 2 policemen and a passersby
The jihadist behind the terror attack in #Liege #Belgium, Benjamin Herman, that killed 3 was a radicalised inmate that was freed yesterday from jail.
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#BREAKING: Incoming rocket sirens heard in northern #Israel
#BREAKING: Additional sirens heard in northern #Israel’s #GolanHeight communities
Video of siren going off in #Druze village of Majdal Shams in northern #Israel moments ago
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1/ @jenanmoussa en ik hebben in Syrie ruim 5000 #IS-files gevonden, incl nieuwe documenten over slavernij binnen #IS.

Deze nieuwe files maken duidelijk dat slavernij in #IS veel geïnstitutionaliseerder was dan tot nu toe werd aangenomen.

Echt belangrijk draadje, denk ik. 👇
2/ Zoals u kunt zien is de tv-reportage in het Arabisch, maar draadje van @jenanmoussa met alle details in het Engels. Dus makkelijk te volgen.
3/ We vonden op 1 plek in Tabaqa zoveel #IS-documenten, dat we niet alles meer konden dragen. Tassen vol, ik had gelukkig rugzak bij. Heeft ons maanden gekost om alles te kopieren, vertalen, ordenen, organiseren etc.
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#Breaking:An Israeli F-16 fighter has been shot down by #Syrian anti-aircraft fire on a raid to destroy Iranian facilities.
The Israeli military claims it shot down the drone and struck Iranian targets in #Syria after what it called a “severe violation of Israeli sovereignty.”
Now❗️Israel attacking #Syria❗️Explosions around #Damascus.
The second time #Israeli warplanes bombarding targets.
#Breaking.#Israel attacks #SyrianArmy locations at AlKiswah👉#Damascus suburb,after the SAA shot down the Israeli F-16.
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#SRO - If we compare Day 1 to Day 16, the onlyreal and interesting advances by #Turkey suppletives and tanks are Bersaya and Bulbul town. It took three weeks for that. The maximum advance "deep" is 5.5 km (1).
#SRO - In the same time, to compare, #Turkey, in three weeks of Euphrates Shield, took control of a city, #Jarablus, a town, #Rai and maximum extent deep of 11 km. #Turkey clearly believed #YPG were weak as #IS... What a mistake... (2).
#SRO - Pro or anti, we must see facts : the Olive Branch operation is turning into a little Viet Nam situation for #Turkey. Just remember #Turkey lost... 0 soldiers in three weeks of Euphrates Shield. It lost already 21 in three weeks of Olive Branch and only for hills... (3).
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1) New updates on #Sinjar—this thread provides details following KDP pullout.
Photo: Haider Shesho greets #Yazidi Hashd commander Khal Ali.
2) On KDP withdrawal from #Sinjar, see previous thread:
3) The past week’s events led to hysterical claims that Peshmerga were returning to Sinjar/airstrikes hit Sinjar/etc. All such claims false.
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