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#NESyria KNC's Fouad Aliko (Yekiti, he is in exile) tells Syria TV that the US wants to restart the intra-Kurdish talks. The KNC wants the Self-Administration to release all political prisoners first: 'Last night 3 journalists were released, a positive step.'
Aliko: The talks have been on hold for 1.5 years, now with what is happening in Ukraine and between the US and Russia, the Americans do not want to leave Syria to the Russians.

And he made some other interesting points. Will tweet them later.
#NESyria The intra-Assyrian/Syriac (christian) talks are moving faster than the intra-Kurdish talks...

ADO's Gabriel Moushe (left) spent considerable time in a regime prison.
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Yekiti's (KNC/Kurdish party in the Syrian oppo) report on the regime's siege of the 2 PYD neighborhood
Aleppo:

ara.yekiti-media.orgتقرير-عـن-حصار-الفرقة-الرابعة-للأحياء/
Sheikh Maqsoud:

"بدأ الحصار بحسب الناشط السياسي مصطفى شيخو قبل نحو أسبوعين، ومع بداية شهر رمضان، عندما منع حاجز فرقة الرابعة دخول قاطرة مقطورة محمّلة بمادة السكر، مطالبين بإتاوة مالية من صاحبها وبالتحديد على حاجز الجزيرة في مدخل حي الشيخ مقصود بحلب."
"لتحدث اشتباكات بين عناصر الحاجزين مما أدّى إلى مقتل عنصرٍ من عناصر فرقة الرابعة، ويُدعى حسن ابو أسد."
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There's been much speculation about an imminent #Turkey intervention in north #Syria (another one) 🧵

The rationale behind such a move would be threefold:
1. The Kurdish threat
2. Electoral tactics (which might backfire)
3. Revisionist plans-strategic leverage re #Syria's future
Can #Turkey go ahead? The short answers is "yes". The long answer is "it's complicated".

If previous interventions are any indication, two things we know: 1. TR prepares the ground diplomatically and 2. remains flexible during operations, negotiating the outcome.
A Turkish intervention would most likely mean that Ankara got the "green light" from #Russia and/or #US. A move west of Euphrates would mostly need the former; east of Euphrates, both.

In exchange, #Turkey would have to compromise as well vis-a-vis it's ideal objectives.
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1. @JamaalBowmanNY says these @HouseDemocrats support removing US forces from #Syria. IMO that will let #Turkey murder #Kurds, #Christians & #Yazidi & install al-Qaeda terror zone. @RepRoKhanna @RepPeterDeFazio @Janshakowsky @RashidaTlaib @RepAndyLevin @RepCohen @RepRitchie
2. These members may be misguided. Lied to by #Turkey's lobbyists. Let them know, their support for Bowman's misguided #NDAA amendment could end their careers. Support all secular, democratic and gender equal Syria. Reject the enslavement of women.
3. The Syrians have done the fighting. We are in a purely advise and assist role. There have been almost no US force combat casualties in Syria. This was the one war we fought smart with local support who died by the thousands while we lost almost zero combat casualties.
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#BLACKLISTED from the #Crumbling #Empire,
Sneeked through its #Feeble #Censoring.

#Imperial #Cohorts Under Constant #Rain of #Fire In Both #Syria & #Iraq by the Middle-East #Resistance.

They stepped on a #Hornet's nest:

👉archive.ph/rtTIX👈from #SouthFront via Archive🤫
#BLACKLISTED from the #Crumbling #Empire,
Sneeked through its #Feeble #Censoring.

An Explosive Week For The #Imperial #Cohorts in the Middle East.
July 7th, 17 rockets by the #Resistance targeted Ain al-Asad Air Base:

👉archive.ph/7Htgy👈from #SouthFront via Archive
#BLACKLISTED by #Crumbling #Empire #Media,
Bypassing its #Feeble #Censoring.

#Turkey is to improve the security of #HTS #Terrorists in Greater #Idlib by pushing towards #Manbij + attempting to capture that #Syrian town.

👉archive.ph/NGTjy👈from #SouthFront via Archive
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Protests continue in #Manbij for the 3rd day today, as locals demonstrate against the #SDF's policy of forced conscription.

The tensions have turned deadly this time, with 6+ dead.

Nearby, #Turkey artillery has also struck #SDF positions - intriguingly leading to an #SAA death. ImageImage
Beyond the tensions that #SDF conscription has caused within Arab-majority communities, the financial implications are of particular significance.

The last I heard 3 weeks ago, the #AANES has 300,000+ people on the payroll (civilian & armed) -- and revenue is shrinking, fast.
The U.S -- first under #Obama, then #Trump & now #Biden -- positioned the #SDF not just as the frontline vs. #ISIS, but also as a rival to #Assad's regime.

To match that expectation, the #SDF needed to grow & achieve Arab balance -- BUT we're now actively removing its revenue.
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Another year is going to finish. 2020 has left us with fewer military events in the Syrian military conflict. Reflecting the enormous influence of the regional powers in the country, where the end of the war is still far away due to political blockade that has led to a stalemate
As we saw during the last days of 2019, #SAA had begun #Op_Redemption3 in order to retake M5 highway. After a small hiatus during the first weeks of January, Russian-Turkish negotiations failed & #SAA restarted the offensive by opening three axis S. #Idlib, S. #Aleppo & its city.
12 days before the restart of military advances #SAA had already liberated Maarrat al-Numan town & big parts of S. #Idlib countryside. However, the advance didn't stop & one week later #SAA liberated another stronghold, Saraqib, reaching M4 highway & joining with S. #Aleppo axis.
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NEW: 2 more US citizens captured by #Syria|n Democratic Forces after joining #ISIS have been transferred to @FBI custody

53yo Emraan Ali & his son, 19yo Jihad Ali, appeared in federal court Wednesday, per @TheJusticeDept
Per the criminal complaints Emraan and Jihad Ali traveled to #Syria in March 2015, where they got military training.

The father & son surrendered to the #SDF near #Baghuz in March 2019
According to the @FBI, Emraan Ali took his wife, 1 stepchild & 5 children when he left to join #ISIS in March 2015, after learning his wife's sister and her husband had already gone

The couple sent him photos/videos depicting a good life in #Syria
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Thread of locations of #American bases in #Syria
The #US Heemo base is located to the West of the city of Al Qamishli near the village of Heemo of #Hasakah province

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The #US Tal Baydar base is located near Tal Baydar town of #Hasakah province. It includes the old airstrip about 900m that is sufficient for landing all types of cargo aircraft and various warplanes

wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
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Footage of a 'burning tanker' which may corroborate #SDF claims of targeting #IslamicState spokesman Abu Al-Hassan al-Muhajiir.
@AleppoAMC confirmed a 'rocket attack' against Ain al-Bayda, same village mentioned in Mazloum's most recent tweet.
#Syria journo @AbdullahAlmu7md with local contacts in the immediate vicinity of the strike can confirm 'at least 3 airstrikes' against an oil tanker. Villagers discovered 3 charred bodies inside one of the tanker's empty fuel cells.
Close up footage of the tanker from @AbdullahAlmu7md shows still burning truck/tanker with #TFSA from a nearby checkpoint coming to inspect wreckage. 3 charred bodies believed to have been found. #SDF leader says #IslamicState spox was target in @CJTFOIR strike.
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Tensions increase in Lebanese city as protesters clash with Harakat Amal supporters: video aml.ink/GfhJ7
"#Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah has signaled his readiness to support the current #Lebanese govt amid the ongoing protests in the capital Beirut. In a televised speech, Nasrallah said that he would back the govt,“but with a new agenda & a new spirit”
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"The #Turkish-backed militants launched a surprise attack on the #SyrianArmy’s defenses near the #Syrian-#Turkish border today in a bid to advance to the Tal Tamr District of Al-Hasakah."
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AGGIORNAMENTI DAL #ROJAVA – SIRIA DEL NORD

GIORNO 7 (15/10/2019) – Ore 10:30

#Serekaniye totalmente sotto contro SDF, scontri ad ovest di #Kobane, vittime civili a #Manbij, la mezzaluna rossa curda lancia un appello: "disastro umanitario".

#Thread #Rojava #Siria
E’ stata una nottata di resistenza quella appena trascorsa nella Siria del Nord. La città di Serekaniye, assediata da giorni da migliaia di forze dell’esercito turco e delle brigate jhiadiste sostenute da Erdogan, è totalmente sotto il controllo delle SDF.
Dopo continui attacchi supportati da raid aerei, diversi report parlano di un attacco da parte delle SDF che ha colto di sorpresa il nemico: alcune brigate jhiadiste si sarebbero addirittura ritirate in Turchia lasciando il posto alle forze speciali turche, che tuttavia ->
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#NewsMap
#Russia took over a fully intact @USArmy base west of #Manbij.
#TrumpRussia
@USArmy Gosh oh gosh oh gosh ...
The Americans left the base so quickly (and didn't burn it down afterwards), the Russians are now gathering intelligence inside the facility ...
"Stable genius as work" is all I can think of ...
@USArmy According to Kremlin-loyal news, #American soldiers not only left Coke for the #Russians in their abandoned base.
"педик" means "fag".
Long video:
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Important updates from Syria today:
The SDF's @Xelilaldar suggests the deal with the Syrian regime and Russia is limited to the border areas.

From Derek to Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ayn), and from Tal Abyad to Manbij.

Sere Kaniye and Tal Abyad are not included in the agreement.
@Xelilaldar The SDF is hoping to create a buffer to "concentrate fighting in Sere Kaniye, Tal Abyad. In Raqqa, we have the upper hand."
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Thread/ These are the main points in the agreement between the #SDF and the Syrian government. #Syria
1/ The abolishment of the #SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces), with all the current Kurdish forces and military groups joining the 5th Corps (Assault Legion) under Russian control
2/ A solid guarantee of full Kurdish rights in the new Syrian constitution with autonomy which will be agreed upon by Kurdish leadership & Syrian state.
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1. MANBIJ REPORT: There are false reports that US forces have blocked the Syrian convoy including elements of the Russian army reaching Manbij. Repeat, those reports are false. US, Regime and Russia are in contact for operational security and the transfer of control.
2. Confirming that the Turkish Army and its Jihadist FSA are moving north from Jarabulus and may contact the Syrian, SDF and Russian force in the morning. IMO not confirming from any source, just my view, we may see air combat. Can't recall the last time I saw a dog fight.
3. The hand over to Syrian Army at Manbij has been delayed due to US @USSOCOM equipment problems that are supposed to be remedied tomorrow. IMO not confirming from any source, just my view, we may see US forces attacked by Turkey in the morning.
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#BREAKING: I just received confirmation that #US Army Special Forces are forced by #US Government to block the roads to #Manbij on #Syria Arab Army. Possibly that #Trump has already made a deal with #Erdogan! But things might change tonight!
It is also possible that #USArmy SOF has temporarily blocked the roads in-order to evacuate heavy equipment it had in its observation posts around #Manbij. Or perhaps they still try to convince #SDF to take-over remaining important #ISIL commanders imprisoned in #Manbij prison?!
#BREAKING: #VOA's journalist who is on the ground in NE #Syria is now witnessing that how #US has stopped #Syria Arab Army from preventing massacre of the Kurds in #Manbij by #Turkish Army & its terrorists. #US Special Forces have stopped #Syrian Army!
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A serious and basic point to keep in mind:

Turkey's priority is to dismantle the YPG statelet, so it's not a horrible idea for it if the Assad regime takes over Kurdish areas.

So if Russia and the regime take areas, that still works for Turkey. But Turkey has conditions.
Turkey had that talk with Russia before it fought in Afrin last year, the YPG pleaded with Russia to save them from the imminent Turkish incursion & even asked Assad to fight with it. But the two sides didn't agree on specifics. Turkey wasn't convinced Russia would do the trick.
This time might be different. Turkey will be happy to have Russia and the regime take over Kurdish areas, as long as they ensure the YPG won't find safe havens.

That's another part where short-termist & de-contextualized thinking about the battles in Raqqa etc failed.
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That “1000” is, roughly, the entire US presence in #Syria.

What does “northern #Syria” mean? Are they being drawn down to Deir ez Zour? Are we seeing an Arab-focused last chance strategy in slow formation?
The U.S. withdrawal from #Syria is underway, as directed overnight by #Trump & supported by @DeptofDefense.

As I wrote a few days ago, opening the doors to #Turkey put the writing on the wall.

- "Making America Great Again” has never sounded so vapid."

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@DeptofDefense HUGE developments in north #Syria, as the #SDF agrees a de facto surrender deal w. the #Assad regime, in return for a #Russia-backed #SAA move to block #Turkey's advances.

Looks like #Manbij, #Kobani, #Qamishli & possibly #Raqqa are all included in this agreement.

#SAA moving.
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