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#Breaking: Just in - Reports that Kurdish led coalition SDF, YPG, and YPJ have captured the entire Tent city camp of #Baghouz, This is a major victory for the soldiers but the fight against #ISIS terrorists still proceeds in #Baghouz in #Syria.
#Update: This is the video footage of the last heavy clashes, in #Baghouz yesterday. When the Kurdish led coalition SDF, YPG, and YPJ have captured the entire Tent city camp from the last enclave battle victory, against #ISIS terrorists. Video: @SharifMugh
#Update: Some pictures taken today by #ANHA news, showing the scene in the entire Tent city camp in #Baghouz, being completely destroyed by Kurdish led coalition SDF, YPG, and YPJ forces.
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Thread , Very interesting report:
#ISIS Ambassador in #Ankara !!!
by @AnneSpeckhard
1/ Abu Mansour, an electrical engineer from #Morocco, came to #Syria in 2013. He traveled from Casablanca, Morocco, to Istanbul, Turkey, and through the southern border of Turkey into Syria. His first stop was Idlib, Syria, just as hostilities between al Nusra and ISIS had begun.
2/ Abu Mansour ended up on the ISIS side of that rift and was assigned by ISIS the job of an intake official on the Syrian side of the Turkish border. His job was to receive the steady flow of foreign fighters streaming into ISIS via #Turkey.
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#ISIS msg from spox comments on #NewZealandTerrorAttack, which is unusually quick for an IS leadership msg. It highlights how badly jihadists want to capitalise on this.
“The scenes of killing at the two mosques should be a wake up call to [Muslims] and prompt caliphate supporters living there [in the West] to take revenge”, says Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir.
“This massacre at the two mosques is a catastrophe that has hit and will continue to hit Muslims who find it acceptable to live among the infidels”
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Trump: Day 786
-#StPatricksDay Unhinged Rant
-Keeps Trampling on McCain's Grave
-Threatens Saturday Night Live Again
-Implores Fox Return Judge Jeanine
-Lashes Out at 3 Fox News Anchors
-Blames Autoworkers 4 Plant Closure
-Flip-Flops on Syrian Troop Withdraw
Day 891 since Donald Trump *bragged* and joked about sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 742 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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The man that committed such evil crime in #Christchurch uploaded some pics of his weapons on twitter.
Part 1
#NewZeland #Christchurch
He dedicates the attack also to 'Luca Traini': he is an italian man who opened fire on a group of migrants in Macerata in late 2018.
Part 2
The #Christchurch assaliant recorded the attack with an helmet camera and published it on his Facebook profile. You can see him driving (listening to 'Remove Kebab' song), getting out of his car and starting shooting people in the mosque. Terrible video honestly.
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I like to think little fazes me in this business. But the stories of the four 4 #Iraq-i boys from #Telafar got me.…
The three you see in the pictures here are the Aoun brothers: Ali, 11; Khalil, 9; and Ahmad, 7. They were kidnapped by #ISIS in 2014, when the group overran northwest #Iraq. (2)
The fourth one, 11-year old Mahdi Ghazi Mohammad, who, like the others, is a Shiite Turkmen from Telafar, you can see here. (3)…
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#InternationalWomensDay was celebrated across #Rojava today - and all week.

We wanted to share some of the best reporting we've seen - short and in-depth, recent and older - that highlights the voices of Rojava's women and their leadership role in the society here.

Kurdish academic @DilarDirik is an excellent source for getting a broader understanding of the realities and (geo)politics of Rojava.

As she points out here, a lot of reporting on Rojava's women gets it wrong, relying on tired stereotypes.

Sonja Ahmed's photo-essay for @CNN is one positive example.

The women of #YPJ have long made the headlines, but by travelling repeatedly to Rojava and foregrounding these women's stories, her piece adds something new to the conversation.

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#Russia in #Libya "What the Russians have done is overtly, they've support the UN, GNA..." per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser, accusing #Moscow of supporting the LNA "behind the scenes" w/weapons & training
"When the music stops, they want to be on the winning side," @USAfricaCommand's Waldhauser says of #Russia in #Libya, saying #Moscow is playing for influence on all sides
#Russia in #CAR "very concerning" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "They have the paramilitary group, the Wagner group, who's heavily involved there not only in training but involved in the highest levels of the government" to leverage resources
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#ISIS down "less than a single square mile” in #Baghuz #Syria, @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Joseph Votel to tell #HASC in prepared remarks
“Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment, but the fight against #ISIS and violent extremism is far from over” @CENTCOM’s Votel warns #HASC, calling evacuation of #Baghuz “calculated”
“Observations by our men & women on the ground highlights that the #ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken & radicalized” per @CENTCOM’s Gen Votel
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Tänään pistän tämän twiitin alle ketjun pystyyn "Isis-vaimo"-termin ongelmaisuudesta. Joka kerta kun tulee vastaan ko. termiä käyttävä kirjoitus, aion pingata kyseisen läpyskän päätoimittajan ja kirjoittajan (jos löytyvät twitteristä). Kirjoituksia saa ilmiantaa! #jihadismi
Ensiksi, kontekstia. Länsimaista on matkustanut useita satoja naisia Syyriaan/Irakiin (maailmanlaajuisesti määrä tuhansissa). Taustat, motiivit & roolit konfliktialueella ovat olleet moninaiset. Tästä voi lukea lisää esim. tästä erinomaisesta raportista.…
Naisten osallistuminen jihadistiseen liikehdintään ansaitsee huomiota ja huolellista analyysiä. Ei sitä sensationalisoivia klikkiotsikoita, jotka yksinkertaistavat ja vääristävät kuvaa monisyisestä, monimutkaisesta ja moniulotteisesta ilmiöstä,…
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#Breaking: Just in - Turkish President #Erdogan condemns #France and the #US, who are saying that France would leave 200 troops and the US would leave 400 troops behind in #Syria after the defeat of #ISIS.
#Update: Just in - Turkish President Erdogan says the U.S. has to cut it ties with the PKK/YPG, otherwise our relations won't get well.
#Breaking: Just in - Turkish President Erdogan says if the #US cannot bring back it's weapons in #Syria, it should give them to #Turkey instead of the US Kurdish led coalition SDF and YPG fighters.
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The following thread is about the Syrian resistance against the illegal Israeli occupation in the Syrian #Golanheights. For the last 50 years, Israel has imprisoned and tortured Syrians, in an attempt to annex the Golan & pump its oil for #GenieEnergy, Ted Cruze supports this.
In 1967, Israel invaded the #Syria-n #Golanheights, they set fire to 340 villages and farms. The residents fled, becoming IDPs, 5 Druze villages survived, and for the next 50 years, they would live in an open-air prison separated from their families by a demilitarised zone.
If Syrian's leave the #GolanHeights, they would be unable to return as #Israel would lock them out. They see remaining on the land of their ancestors as a form of resistance. They talk to the family members separated by the DMZ on 'Shouting Hill", also named the hill of tears.
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#Breaking: Just in - The wife of the French ISIS terrorist Jean-Michel #clain confirms that her husband was killed in #Baghouz in #Syria two days after his brother Fabien also was killed, in the Saturday attacks from the #SDF and #YPG fighters.
#Update: Pictures of the two French #ISIS terrorists brothers who went to #Syria and fight after passing through #Turkey into Syria. They are both dead as we speak. Viva SDF and YPG fighters 2 people less in #France.
How long until she will ask #France to take her back?
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Where should we prosecute #foreignfighters? Some countries, like #Belgium, propose to have them prosecuted locally, or by an "international tribunal". This may not be the best option. Here is why. THREAD (based on an article I wrote in French, link below)
1)Foreign fighters have indeed committed crimes in the region, and could legitimately be prosecuted locally.HOWEVER, that applies only for Iraq (and crimes committed in Iraq). Many fighters are currently detained in #Syria. Not clear whether there is evidence against them in Iraq
2)Moreover, Iraqi trials have been deemed expedite and not up to international standards. Same for detention regimes. This is a moral and legal issue for #European governments. Bad detention conditions further increase risk of new "Guantanamos" or "Abu Ghraib"
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#Breaking: The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said "heavy fighting" is taking place on the outskirts of #Baghouz but they "expect it to be over soon" as they advance on two fronts against #ISIS.
#Update: The US led coalition Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) also said we will and liberate #Baghouz tonight but fighting #ISIS will be brutal as fighting and heavy clashes continue in the area.
#Breaking: Just in - Heavy fighting continues With #US led SDF and YPG forces trying to liberate #Baghouz tonight in the last #ISIS stronghold and giving it all to the enemy.
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It is stupefying that @sajidjavid has proscribed #Hezbollah’s political wing as a terrorist org. Blatantly clear that such a move is mainly to appease #Israel, the main villain in the region, to align within #US orbit post #Brexit & score political points against #JeremeyCorbyn.+
.2/ The claim by @sajidjavid that #Hezbollah poses a threat to the #UK’s national security is simply a blatant deception. Can he please inform the public, when Hezbollah was a threat to this country and how?
.3/ Lest @sajidjavid forgets #Hezbollah is the largest political bloc in #Lebanon’s coalition Gov. Proscribing it as a terrorist organisation will have little impact on the group, but is an affront to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese from all walks of life who voted them in.
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This #ISIS wife is saying "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is in #Baghouz but this is what she heard. Her husband and other men decided to stay behind.
Baghdadi ordered all women to leave but seems gave the freedom for men to decide for themselves if they stay.

Listening to this woman, #ISIS wife, I understand the strong faith she has in her cause, in Baghdadi, in the safety/ success (victory) of her husband left behind. She uses praising words when mentioning Baghdadi and expresses a conviction of her decision

This #ISIS woman is #Syrian from #Damascus. She may be very young (from her enthusiasm in delivering her conviction). But my point is: she will definitely raise her children on the path of #ISIS unless she changes her mind later (for some reasons).

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#ISIS cites/exploits western media coverage and analysts to say the group has not been defeated.
“If you follow Crusader media these days you’ll find strange unanimous agreement from their leaders and experts that the Islamic State will endure [here to stay]”, reads the opening sentence of ISIS’s editorial in al-#Naba on 21 Feb.
Also worth noting in the #Naba editorial is how #ISIS slightly adapted its trademark slogan باقية وتتمدد (Remaining & Expanding), which at the height of its power IS used to mean its "caliphate" is remaining or here to stay and its territory/presence is expanding.
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In February 2015, Amira Abase (15*), #ShamimaBegum (16*) & Kadiza Sultana (15*), travelled to #Syria from UK via Turkey. They went to become "#ISIS brides". Till this day, I still don't know how they were not stopped or questioned at any port of exit/entry.

*At the time
The reason I say this, is that few weeks later after the girls left the UK, I was travelling back to the UK from Jordan, via Turkey. When I got to the UK, I was detained under #Schedule7 of the #Terrorism Act 2000.

Police said because I was alone & had come from Turkey & Jordan, & taking into account foreigners (#Muslims) using those countries to enter Syria, they wanted to have a chat. During the questioning, I was asked about my opinion of the 3 girls (I heard in the news about them).
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The @foreignpolicy magazine is hell-bent on pushing the idea that #ISIS wives are protected by international law. It's because they have to make the same legal argument for Israeli "settlers" and they don't want there to be a precedent.…
Foreign Policy's @Sophia_MJones & @ChristinaAsquit try to compare ISIS wives to the wives of Nazis. It's a false comparison, the ISIS women weren't in their own country. They were foreign colonisers attempting to replace a population & build a state, much like Israeli settlers.
Wether @Sophia_MJones likes it or not, Germans and Nazis were legal combatants, and hence were protected by the 3rd geneva conventions and their wives the 4th convention.

ISIS are illegal, they are not protected by the geneva conventions, nor do their wives qualify as civilian.
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#ISIS Schoolgirl Wants Return To Britain | #ShamimaBegum | She Should NOT Be Allowed Back

#PresidentsDay #QAnon #MAGA #KAG2020 #Trump2020 🇺🇸
#DarkToLight ♥️🌌 #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA
Janice Atkinson: “Disgraceful rag” faces backlash over #Jihadis ...

#PresidentsDay #QAnon #MAGA #KAG2020 #Trump2020 🇺🇸
#DarkToLight ♥️🌌 #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA
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Twitter released the tweets of another 418 russian accounts on January 31.
I'm going to use this thread to take a look at the information they gave us about these accounts.
And talk about other bots and trolls you can find using this data.…
Of the 418 accounts 1 was a double, @CovfefeNationUS it was already included in the last batch of accounts.
One was not actually suspended until I reminded them.
2 of them had active backup accounts at the time of publication of the data.
around 320 of the accounts I had tweeted about a lot. So i'm not going to bother going back over them.
I found them right after NBC put out the 1st batch of tweets from the russian trolls.
They were bots, and most of the data about what they did is unavailable.
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Where does #SDF keep captured #ISIS terrorists and their families?

This thread will explore SDF detention facilities in northern Syria that have been running well beyond their capacity after an influx of surrendered #ISIS fighters.
The main six prisons are located in #Hasaka province and contain around 2700 people, the major part being male #ISIS terrorists. Fighters and their families enjoy some minor perks compared to other inmates such as members of SDF detained for dereliction of duty, corruption, etc.
There's more to these perks, it will be covered later in the thread.
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In a week where #Democrats have been trying to one-up each other for who can be the craziest, I’m going to rant about why @IlhanMN continues to lead the pack. (1)
Starting with her soft stance on #ISIS. In 2016, @IlhanMN asked for leniency in the sentencing of 9 Minnesota men who attempted to join ISIS, the terrorist organization famous for filming beheadings, owning sex slaves, and trying to destroy the West. -… (2)
According to @IlhanMN, lenient sentencing would somehow create less of an incentive for future recruits to join ISIS -- which is absolutely naïve, outrageous, and lacks evidence. (3).
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