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SA Christian Ritscher & senior UNITAD🇺🇳 delegation visited Taza Khurmatu, location of #ISIL's first CW attack in #Iraq🇮🇶, as a part of the Team’s investigation into #ISIL’s Chemical Weapons Program.
More info here👉
SA Ritscher & Team visited 2 sites impacted by the attacks & met victims who have lost their loved ones & still suffer multiple long-term effects of the CW exposure. SA Ritscher expressed admiration for the resilience & determination of Taza Khurmatu community despite their pain.
SA Ritscher met Mayor Mr. Hussein Adel & Judge Ali Noaman, who tirelessly support victims & accountability processes, Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Ali & LTC. Raed Ahmed who carried out response & decontamination operations, & Chief of Police Ayoub Shawkat, where court documents r preserved
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests have started in several neighbourhoods across #Tehran. This video shows people in #TehranPars neighbourhood protesting against #Iran's Islamic Regime tonight.
#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی
#BREAKING: An anti-regime protest starts at Aryashahr neighbourhood of #Tehran. People are protesting against #Iranian regime in several neighbourhoods of Tehran tonight.
#MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protest starts at #SaadatAbad neighbourhood of #Tehran. People are protesting against #Iranian regime in several neighbourhoods of Tehran tonight.
#MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی
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#BREAKING: #USArmy Special Forces (from Delta Force) carried-out an anti-terrorist operation at #Jarabulus near #Aleppo in Northern #Syria. The operation involved two MH-47Gs (this video) & four MH-60Ms of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Video is for 15 mins ago👇
#BREAKING: This video is for almost an hour ago shows two of the four MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters carrying a team of #USArmy Delta Force to Jarabulus near #Aleppo. They attacked a group of #Turkey backed terrorists. One of the helicopters is damaged but was evacuated.
It is reported that the Delta Force team onboard some of these helicopters attacked where it was near position of #Turkey backed Faylaq al-Shām terrorists near Jarabulus. The target most probably was a high ranking #ISIL/#Daesh leader. (possibly protected by #Turkey) Image
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"Serious concern remains that #Afghanistan may become a safehaven for #alQaida" & others, per @UN_CTED Chair T.S. Tirumurti

He adds that there are also concerns that terror groups in #Africa may try to replicate the #Taliban model Image
Indications use of women as suicide bombers "might become a growing trend" per @UN_CTED's Elizabeth Joyce during briefing on South & South-East Asia
SE Asia remains a hub & transit point for #ISIS, per @UN_CTED's Elizabeth Joyce
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In UN #SecurityCouncil on counter-terrorism resolutions, I said:
➡️ Al-Qaida & #ISIL affiliated terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaish-i-Mohammed, Harakat-ul-Mujahidin continue cross-border attacks on India
➡️ Listed terrorist entities continue to raise funds
In #UNSC meeting, I added:
➡️ Perpetrators of #MumbaiTerrorAttack at large & enjoy state hospitality
➡️ Such States are guilty of double-speak & of supporting terrorism, providing financial assistance & safe havens
➡️ International community must hold such States accountable
In this meeting of #UNSC, I also said:
➡️ India’s resolution in First Committee of #UNGA on “Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction” was adopted by consensus
➡️ India looks forward to assuming Chair of Counterterrorism Committee next year
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Ayatollah Raisi in a phone call with the President of France @EmmanuelMacron: "The Iranian government welcomes the development of relations with France, especially in the economic and trade fields, and we are ready to start comprehensive cooperation with Europe from France”.
"Certainly, the political independence of Iran and France is a valuable resource for establishing a balanced, strong and stable relationship between the two countries, and our common interests in preventing the involvement of external factors in these relations”.
In response to the French President's remarks about the meeting of the heads of Iraq's neighbouring countries in Baghdad, Ayatollah Raisi said, “#Iran has always been by the side of the Iraqi people at different junctures”.
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30 years old U.S. Marine Karim Nikoui, originally from #Iran was one of the 13 #USMC members who lost their lives in the #ISIL-K's terror attack at the #Kabul airport, #Afghanistan on 26 August 2021. ImageImageImage
Sgt. Johanny Rosario, 25 is one of 13 #USMC members killed in terror attack of #ISILK at #Kabul airport on August 26. ImageImage
David Lee Espinoza, 20 is one of 13 #USMC service members killed in the terror attack of #Kabul Airport on 26 August 2021. Image
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Analysis :

#Afghanistan’s #SmallArms Black Market and its threats for Neighboring Countries

From 2001 till 2021, the #US and its allies have delivered billions of dollars of small arms and weapons to the Afghan National Army. Image
With the #Taliban overcoming #Afghanistan and capturing the arsenals of the #ANA, the danger of those weapons reaching the black market has been rising. Some of those weapons and kits are much more advanced than Afghanistan’s neighbors.
Here we will talk about the small arms and accessories which have been captured by the Taliban and the samples if they would reach the black market they will play an imminent threat to the security,
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#BREAKING: #USArmy 82nd Airborne Division is still sending troops to #Afghanistan. Not only, the number of #US troops there is reduced rather it is increased 3 times. These two #USAF's C-17As (06-6166 & 08-8190) supported by three KC-135R/T tankers are sending 300 more troops.
Two #USAF KC-135R tankers (61-0298 and 63-8045) and an RC-135W Rivet Joint (62-4138) have headed to #Afghanistan to support the evacuation of Afghan & #US citizens from #Kabul airport. It is first time that a Rivet Joint is getting involved in this operation.
Tanker activity in the Al-Dhafra-#Kabul airbridge. Two Al-Udeid based #USAF KC-135Rs are going #Afghanistan while a KC-10A tanker returns to Al-Dhafra.
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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Superpower or 🤡? "Pakistan’s army & its Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) play key role in Taliban offensive. Without logistical support from Pakistan, the Taliban would be hard-pressed to operate in such a widespread way".…
2/usa Superpower or 🤡? "Of course, Pakistan has been the Taliban’s patron since its creation in the 1990s.
It is impossible to defeat the Taliban as long as Pakistan provides sanctuary and safety, training, equipment and funds for the Taliban."..3/
3/usa #Clownanalysis101 🤡 "Pakistan cannot be defeated, as it is a nuclear-armed State and has the fifth-largest population in world. ...It is curious that Biden has so little to engage with Pakistan. He has yet to talk with Imran Khan." ☝🏼superpower is going to fight #China?😭
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#BREAKING: #IRGC's terrorists are playing with fire again! #USMC foiled a drone strike of #IRGC's Kataib Hezbollah at a #USArmy camp in #Baghdad minutes ago. LPWS (Land Phalanx Weapon System) of a C-RAM system shot-down the suicide drone throught its several bursts of fire.
Another video shows C-RAM activity in #Baghdad, #Iraq's capital minutes ago. #USMC managed to shoot-down several suicide drones of #KataibHezbollah which had been flown toward a military camp of #US in #Baghdad minutes ago!
Here is the shot-down suicide drone, a Quad copter with a pack of explosive attached to it. Interestingly, it is similar to the drones used by #ISIL/#Daesh (right image) against #Syrian Arab Army in #Syria!
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UN Commission of Inquiry report on #Syria finds "Syrians continue to be killed on a daily basis & suffer gross human rights violations, war crimes & crimes against humanity at the hands of all parties"
.@UNCoISyria assessment based on 538 interviews, official documents, photos, videos & satellite imagery, per its report
In NE #Syria, @UNCoISyria found ongoing clashes between #Turkey forces, #PKK & Syrian Nat'l Army "further destabilized the region"

"Security situation also deteriorated" in #DeirEzzor "...where the [#SDF} increased raids & arrests of civilians w/alleged links to" #ISIS
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⬇️Thread. Ref @ClaudiaGazzini quote. In reality, HOR/LNA has no issue with revenue sharing but w/ plundering of CBL by #Turkey-backed militias. LNA twice freed the oil crescent from militias and handed its control to #Libya's NOC @mck_beth @patrickwintour…
1) 2016: Jadhran who for years controlled the terminals and blocked exports was forced out by the LNA.
2018: Jadhran (terror org Benghazi Defense Brigades loyal to S. Ghariani who is banned from UK+Istanbul based) attack Ras Lanuf, LNA recaptures.#Libya…
2)▶️Background on BDP (Jamestown Foundation):
▶️On Ghariani UK ban (Guardian):
▶️On militia capture of #Tripoli+its institutions (SWP):
▶️On militias plundering #Libya's banks (MEE):
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#alQaida "further entrenching in regions beyond its historical stronghold in #Afghanistan" per latest @UN report

"It exploits the tarnished #ISIL [#ISIS] brand & societal fractures to enhance legitimacy & gain local traction & recruits" per the report
#alQaida "is covertly active in 12 #Afghan provinces & Ayman al-#Zawahiri remains based in the country" per @UN report based on member state intel

Total number of AQ core fighters in #Afghanistan est. to be 400-600
#alQaida core leadership "maintains close contact w/the #Haqqani Network" per @UN report, which adds AQ's #Zawahiri met w/Yahya Haqqani in Feb. 2020 "to discuss ongoing cooperation"
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#ISIS in the Greater #Sahara "remains the most dangerous group in the tri-border area" per new @UN report "...where it benefits from the support of family members within local communities and reported financial agreements with some armed groups in #Mali"
#ISIS-Greater #Sahara "less isolated than in previous years" per @UN member state intel

ISGS "can build on its direct contacts with the #ISIL core" per the report, which adds it is still "operationally distinct" from #ISIS-West #Africa Province
Peaceful coexistence between #ISIS-Greater #Sahara & Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (#JNIM) is over, per @UN report

"Major clashes started in March 2020 and JNIM was reinforced by Tuareg groups and self-defence militias from northern #Mali..."
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#Libya ripe for #ISIS exploitation

Member states estimate branch has just 100s of fighters, but "1 Member State put it as high as 1,400" per @UN report

"Persistent lawlessness & preoccupation /interfactional fighting will create opportunities for ISIL-Libya to thrive further"
#Libya remains "integral" to #ISIS plans in #Africa per @UN report

"It remains an important outreach post between the core and #ISIL affiliates on the continent"
"Between February & April 2020, #ISIL-#Libya resumed activity in the south, coinciding with surging ISIL activity in the core conflict zone [#Iraq/#Syria]" per @UN

"It maintains sleeper cells in the coastal cities, including #Tripoli"
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#ISIS-#Yemen struggling, per @UN member state intelligene

"Besides its weakening military capabilities, the group suffers from a lack of financial resources & struggles to pay fighters.. #ISIL core may lose interest in ISIL-Yemen if it cannot improve its performance"
#ISIS-#Yemen primarily in Bayda’ & Dali‘ Governorates, per @UN report

#AQAP rejected tentative #ISIS truce offer after failed attempt to grab control of strategic logistic lines in Bayda'
Interesting: #ISIS-#Houthi connection?

"One Member State reports recent Houthi cooperation with #ISIL-#Yemen, including in the form of an exchange of prisoners in April 2020" per @UN report
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#ISIS-#Khorasan - "too soon to discount it as a threat" per latest @UN report

"Although in territorial retreat, #ISIL-K remains capable of carrying out high-profile attacks... It also aims to attract #Taliban fighters who oppose the agreement with the United States"
Intelligence from @UN member states estimates #ISIS-K has about 2,200 fighters, led by Matiullah Kamahwal, Abdul Tahir & Syrian national Abu Said Mohammad al-Khorasani

2 other senior ISIS leaders - Abu Qutaibah & Abu Hajar al-Iraqi - also recently arrived from the Middle East
#ISIS-K has maintained contact with new overall ISIL leader, al-Mawla, although the #ISIL core is no longer assessed to play a key role in the internal decision-making of ISIL-K" per @UN report
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#ISIS in #Iraq #Syria "remains resilient" per latest @UN report, calling it "a cause of concern for Member States"

"#ISIL operations have increased in the core conflict zone of Iraq & the Syrian Arab Republic" per the report
#ISIS "#ISIL maintains the ambition to control territory & populations but, for the moment, represents an entrenched rural insurgency without the reach to threaten urban areas on a sustained basis" per @UN report
.@UN report says there may be an #ISIS power vacuum

"The new leader of #ISIL, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, has not visibly asserted himself in communications, which may prove to be a limiting factor in his influence and appeal, & perhaps that of the group"
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"Women are the demographic group w/the lowest overall rate of return from the conflict zone in #Iraq & the #Syria|n Arab Republic" in part due to reluctance of countries to repatriate them, per new brief by @UN_CTED on #ISIS
.@UN_CTED analytical brief "identifies an urgent need to develop more gender-sensitive criminal justice responses, as well as alternative approaches to rehabilitation & reintegration outside the criminal justice system" in order to bring back more women from #ISIS in #Iraq #Syria
"Some States routinely investigate all returnees, regardless of gender; some do so on a case-by-case basis; and some do not investigate women, based on the assumptions that they are “victims”" per @UN_CTED brief
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#ISIS #ISIL behind a growing number of terror attacks and "absolutely omnipresent online" @UN_CTED Exec Dir. Michèle Coninsx tells @WashInstitute
Concerns about #foreignfighters, families - especially still in #IDP camps - world must act to "not to create another generation of over radicalized persons," per @UN_CTED Exec Dir Michèle Coninsx
#COVID19 impact on terror groups "is not yet clear" per @UN_CTED Exec Dir Michèle Coninsx

"We are confronted with uncertainty..." she says, noting there has been an increase in online activity, recruitment
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In 2015, #Isil took and started destroying #Palmyra in Syria. That was when the so-called world leaders and their same conservative cheerleaders woke up, cried wolf and commissioned more wars. Prior to that, Syrians was slaughtered but none of those people showed as much horror.
SAD that we show more care & protection to objects than we show other humans. An evidence of the absence of humanity. In the current debate, statues have once again proven to matter more than the lives of black people of UK. Shame on our country and its leaders. SHAME!
Today, the same conservative so-called patriotic sects are outraged at statues being destroyed than they have ever been about institutional racism. Because of course, statues matter more than black lives. And that buttresses the point of #blacklivesmatter
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NEW: @UN report on #Taliban casts doubt on ability of US-Taliban agreement to succeed

"There are divisions within the group [Taliban], which make compromise with its adversaries difficult, and its messaging remains hard-line" per UN Sanctions Monitoring Team
#Taliban "also appears well prepared for the 2020 fighting season and raising the tempo of its attacks on #Afghan government targets" per the @UN report
New @UN report sees problems due to #Taliban drug trafficking

"The scale of the problem remains huge and has been further complicated by a boom in methamphetamine production and trafficking" per report
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