1) Una notizia terribile, l'ennesimo crimine atroce e disumano della #Turchia contro il popolo curdo.
Ieri intorno alle 16 un raid turco ha colpito alcuni veicoli (pare 3) delle forze di autodifesa ezide #YBS che stavano tornando dalla commemorazione del massacro di #Kocho.
2) Tra il 3 ed il 15 Agosto 2014 il villaggio di #Kocho nei pressi di #Sinjar rimane sotto assedio da parte dell'ISIS.
Tra il 15 Agosto e le prime ore del 16 Agosto i miliziani dell'#ISIS entrarono nel villaggio. Radunarono tutta la popolazione, circa 1700 persone, nella scuola.
@UN#pt: What clearly emerges from the UN report is an AQ *movement* weakened by internal inefficiencies, the consequence of which => a clear AQC undermining of #Nusra/#HTS & empowerment of alternative, loyalists within groups like Nusrat al-Islam (Huras al-Din+) & Ansar al-Tawhid.
@UN#pt: One strange thing came up… the UN report says Sami al-Oraydi & Abu Julaybib’s defection from ‘#Nusra’ resulted in the creation of a “new group under the name of Ansar al-Din.”
#Burkas are like wearing a crusifix&should b defended,said Scots leader liberal+lesbian,irresponsibly ignoring that a crusifix is a symbol of #Christianity,which holds t western civilisation,while #nijab is a symbol of oppression enforced recently in #Islam by the #Saudi#Wahhabi
#Liberals accusing #Iranian govt of"oppressing women" who must wear a lose scarf,but do not protest against the #Saudi#Wahhabi reactionary dogma,while it's creeping as political #Islam to combat western #civilisation at the end.If it's sounds like fiction,think Saudi investments
Serious problem wth "western civilisation"mental health.Giving up easily to full veil wearing wthout asking what the cover symbolises,wthout questioning why it came from archaic #Saudi#Wahhabi#Sharia#Regime by force,is👉rejection of progressive western values.Period
For 1st time since 2014, UN peacekeepers are back on Golan heights - #Syria frontier. As the situation stabilizes further, these posts will be handed over to Syrian government forces. Overnight, Israel was on high alert as #ISIS fighters tried to cross into its territories ==>
2-This is a significant realization by #Israel & others that the earlier foolish policy of arming and supporting militants on its border had to be reversed. It is now clear that without the Syrian State, the void will be filled by uncontrollable cocktail mix of armed groups
3- Significant myth that was promoted by observers was that presence of Syrian State is likely to bring more chaos & instability than other way around. To help this argument, such groups promoted Shia/Sunni discord & argued only way to calm majority Sunni fears was to defeat SAA
1/ I read many threads about #Suweida and #ISIS attack. In a few words, as I stated in my last article, there is a failure in the Syrian Army security of the province because no-one thought ISIS would have the courage to mount an attack
2/+ Among ISIS attackers, there were people of the same province who know the area very well and even the population.
The 32 #ISIS killed were mainly Palestinians who were dislocated from Yarmouk to the only ISIS pocket remaining under the Syrian Army control in al Badiya.
3/+ The Syrian Army considered the priority is to liberate Daraa and Qunietra first, both provinces linked to Israel, USA, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and therefore is much more complicated than the 100km under #ISIS control in al-Badiya.
In 2015 after fall of #Palmyra#ISIS quickly came through gates of #Damascus and #Suwayda but they focused on #Qalamoun. After 2016, #FSA near Jordanian border started to attack to ISIS and gained ground through early 2017.
When #SAA was planning massive offensive to capture whole #ISIS areas in the center and east of country. #FSA in #Qalamun and near Jordanian border attacks to ISIS and try to open supply line for the besieged Qalamun pocket.
#ISIS was pulling back these areas quickly. They did same in June 2016. They fallback near al Tanf and Iraqi border. Rebels with US Spec Ops attacked #AbuKamal under US-led Coaltion Air Support.
BREAKING: An ISIS terrorist tried suicide bombing Sweida hospital that has been overwhelmed by earlier terrorist attacks. Thankfully he has been arrested. These are the people Israel defended yesterday.
#ISIS attacked four villages, south- East, bordering al-Badiya (Syrian steppe) before reaching #Suweida market. The group used the element of surprise and still engaged with the Syrian army in many spots.
Per this @nakashimae/@missy_ryan story on the American #ISIS fighters being transferred stateside to be tried in civilian court, it’s not just that sending them to the #GTMO military commissions would be stupid; there’s also no legal authority to do so.
US citizens can still theoretically be tried by military commission under World War II-era precedents, but (1) only for international war crimes; and (2) under different authority than the #GTMO commissions:
The Israeli act of war has no strategic purposes but trying to provoke the Syrian government to a wider response. There is no point for Israel to support the last #ISIS enclave because the Syrian army is determine to end it in less than 2 months.
“In their one full page statement about their evacuation from southern #Syria, the #WhiteHelmets deliberately omit the fact that they were evacuated to #Israel by the Israeli Defense Force before continuing on to Jordan 😂” via @walid970721
I am not historian but was in Libya at that time:Yes Gaddafi would have survived even w/o Obama: his army surrounded Misrata & was close to Benghazi when coalition destroyed all his deployed units & barracks. He knew local tribal dynamics more than anyone
Syria was not observing a "true revolution": #ISIS dispatched 1st group to Syria in 2011. Saudi, Qatar & US were all in, involved to support Sunni jihadists and not "revolution". Saudi are not revolutionary but Wahhabi Salafist promoting their doctrine.
Ojective @jricole was to:
-close the gas road Russia-EU
-Shut the flow of weapons to Hezbollah via Syria
-Remove Assad from the "Axis of the resistance" to isolate Iran
-create a fail state in Syria for Israel's security
fuel sectarian war that hits Iraq
Is that 'revolution'?