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1/5- 5 years since the chemical attack by the Assad regime on #Saraqib, #Idlib. On February 4, 2018, helicopters dropped 2 cylinders loaded with toxic chlorine gas on a neighborhood of the city, injuring several people including #WhiteHelmets volunteers during initial response.
2/5- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons @OPCW has confirmed the Assad regime's responsibility for the attack through its Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) report from April 12, 2021.
3/5- The organization's Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) confirmed in its report issued on May 15, 2018 that chlorine gas was used in the attack on Saraqib based on evidence, samples, & testimonies of the injured and first responders to the incident, including #WhiteHelmets volunteers.
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On this day in 2018, the Assad regime launched a #ChemicAlattack in #Saraqib City, #Syria. At least 12 people suffocated, according to UN reports. Despite an #OPCW investigation that proved the regime's responsibility, no accountability has been sought to date.
The #Saraqib attack was one of three chemical attacks for which the Assad regime was found responsible by the #OPCW, with the others occurring in #Lataminah (March 2017) and #Douma (April 2018). 43 people suffocated to death in the Douma attack alone.
The Saraqib attack occurred a day after a Russian fighter was shot down near Saraqib City in #Idlib, and coincided with a brutal military campaign by #Russia and the #Assad regime against civilians across #Syria.
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In a major embarrassment for #Turkey and its proxies in #Idlib province, #AssadPutin forces recaptured at least half of #Saraqib.
#Syria Image
Also there seems to be no fighting nearby with regime troops calm and shelling only further N-W.
As I said before: Air strikes and fire support from the distance will not be enough for Turkey to reach its goals.
Rebels are too weak. Only Turkish soldiers can achieve real gains. ImageImage
Most recent regime TV footage sows most of the M5 in #Saraqib back under #AssadPutin control.
This might have changed by now as Turkish drones reportedly intervened on the side of the rebels.
#Idlib #Syria Image
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#Syria regarding #Saraqib: regime forces launched an attack from south and east, they were able to advance and take some points inside the city but opposition is controlling the majority of the city. Regime forces lack armory which makes any control temporary, RuAF flying around
Regime forces have been massing troops since last night (mainly tiger forces), today the Turkish artillery and drones are not actively involved in #Idlib. Kafrnabel is still under regime control but opposition is advancing in the NE of the city #Syria
#Syria pro-regime accounts are sharing these photos as from Saraqib showing regime forces inside it but the photos are old
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Thread/ As one of the biggest regional escalations in the history of the #Syria war unfolds, here are a few thoughts on the Turkish-Russian/Syrian triangle of fighting in #Idlib – who will back down
1/Evidently #Russia has many limitations and concerns when it comes to an armed confrontation with #Turkey, something which has become increasingly apparent with its decisions in Syria, it does not want to enter a direct war with Turkey
2/#Russia has always proceeded with caution with its regional competitors or partners in #Syria, be that NATO, Turkey, or even Israel, it prefers to take a neutral or passive stance, for example the Syrian S300’s have not been activated and use of them is clearly not allowed.
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#Syrian and #Russian air strikes pound joint #alQaeda #Turkish column attempting to retake the strategically placed #Idlib town of #Saraqib. #Erdogan's invasion force is confronted. Image
Anyone think #Erdogan wants an illegitimate war against #Russia and #Syria inside Syria? Hands up.
SAA veterans update.…
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#Breaking #NewsMap
- Turkish-backed forces liberated #Saraqib after 3 weeks of regime rule.
- Russian-backed forces conquered #Ankawi after 5 years of rebel rebel rule.
The implications of both captures are significant.
#Idlib #Hama #Syria ImageImage
#Breaking #NewsMap
The entire southern #Ghab plain fell to #AssadPutin forces and the #TurkishArmy "Astana observation post" there is now 12 km inside enemy territory.
Rebels captured Turnaba and Shapur near #Saraqib. Image
Syrian rebels captured another Russian-supplied T-90 in #Saraqib.
Also several T-72 and T-55 were captured.
#Idlib #Syria ImageImage
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A [THREAD] on captures from the SyAA on the #Nayrab/#Saraqib axis yesterday- this will be updated if further captures appear.

Firstly let's cover smaller stuff & ATGM:

- 6x 9M113 Konkurs ATGM, hundreds of rounds of ammunition
- PG-7VL, PG-7V, PG-7VM rounds, more ammo crates

Thousands of rounds of ammunition of various types, APFSDS and HE-FRAG shells (Unsure what for- 100mm/115mm/125mm for regime tanks seems likely), ~20 RPG-7VM or PG-9V ish still in packaging

Significant for Idlibi forces that lack thermals: 1PN79-2 thermal optic for the Konkurs-M (Presumably launcher tripod was captured too), and construction equipment, which is surprisingly important in Syria

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#Syria Today
-Regime is in control of all M4 highway after capturing Rashedeen Housing in West #Aleppo
-Opposition groups launched an attack against regime in #Saraqib front S #Idlib
-no TSK artillery involvement in the attack YET, only opposition shelling
CORRECTION: regime captured M5 highway connecting Aleppo to Damascus not the M4
#Syria yesterday the regime forces (Iranian-backed) advanced in Miznaz in south al-Atareb and now is 23km away from Bab al-Hawa\ Cilvegözü border crossing
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#Syria Today👇
-Opposition launched an attack on regime in S #Idlib with new armored vehicles
-TSK shelled regime positions in Jeb al-Ramle and around #Saraqib
-Regime helicopter damaged in #Aleppo countryside
-Regime&RuAF are absent from Idlib yet active in west Aleppo
Turkish army involvement is minimum; artillery and rocket shelling on south Idlib only, not TSK tanks involved, no jamming regime warplanes. Just moved more military convoys and gave substantial amount of weapons, ATGM, Grad and armored vehicles #Syria
#Syria it appears that the opposition attack in S #Idlib was halted until the negotiation between TR&RU finish today, it was a sign from TR to show that it's willing to do more. in case the negotiations fails it will be taken to a call between Erdogan&Putin according to TR FM
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-Turkish-backed SNA launched a military operation to capture #Tadef south AlBab& gained several positions& destroyed regime tank
-last night, many civilians in #Aleppo city left their homes as clashes became closer
-in #Idlib, regime is facing huge resistance in #Saraqib
The SNA attack is significant and shows how #Turkey, for now, is opposing the Russian operation in NW #Syria. Question is:what 🇹🇷 think about west #Aleppo as Iranian-backed militias(4th Div, Hezbollah, Baqir Brigade) are the spearhead of the regime forces?
Worth to note that the only time SNA and regime clashed in south al-Bab was in July 2018 when a group of Ahrar al-Sharqye fighters attacked Tadef but withdrew hours later, the commander Abu Khawla was later arrested and the group dissolved #Syria
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41. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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The new @OPCW report on #Saraqib is the usual quackery: Talking of 2 Chlorine cylinders (not even "bombs") attack despite AGAIN not having been there and not having chain of custody.…
"open-source information"
As usual, friendly neighborhood crypto-jihadis of @SyriaCivilDef & @sams_usa provided contact to "interviewees". We remember how that panned out in #Douma...
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