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In 85 days, ~1 million people have fled their homes in #Idlib, #Syria.

60% are kids & 20% women.

They're now homeless, hemmed onto a shut #Turkey border. There are no tents left & little food. Kids are freezing to death.

Where the Hell is the world's attention? WAKE UP.
#pt: The #Idlib crisis is unprecedented, BUT not just for #Syria - this is the biggest humanitarian crisis in modern history AND it happened rapidly, in 2-3 months.

This isn't just "someone else's problem," it's a global one. If left untouched, the consequences WILL be global.
#pt: 1 million people, including 600,000 kids, with the clothes on their back & some blankets, if they're lucky. In the winter.

The @UN has run out of cross-border funds & #Syria is blocking supplies from elsewhere.

Meanwhile, #Russia is flattening hospitals, schools & markets.
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#NewsMap
The southern #Idlib rebel front collapsed overnight and #AssadPutin forces are advancing quickly despite a besieged #TurkishArmy observation post nearby and #TurkishArmy attempts to reach the front sector yesterday, which were thwarted by the #Russian air force.
#Syria
And while I described this as a military development, we should not forget the humanitarian cost that comes with the regime capture.
More than 15.000 civilians lived in these towns, captured overnight, & are now displaced – probably for years or forever ...
#PutinAtWar #BombAssad
#Update
Rebels are fighting regime troops S-E of #Binine.
Heavy Russian air strikes on nearby towns – at least 3 civilians killed by them.
No reports of Turkish fire support.
#Idlib #Syria
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1. The @nytimes is wrong on the facts. There is an alternative. MT Syria’s Drawn-Out Agony nyti.ms/39RqBaI
2. Times: “there remains no viable resistance inside #Syria for #America to support.”

That’s factually incorrect. AA of #NES is an oposition group. The Times doesn’t distingush between “Rebels” (mostly jihadists including #ISIS and Al-#Qaeda) and the #SDF, the brave fighters
3. who fight shoulder-to-shoulder with @SOJTFOIR in the war against terror. #Turkey armed and financed Al-Qaeda & ISIS. Syrians should not be left with a choice of either ISIS or Assad. In NES folks are free. The misguided uniformed people on Times Editorial board threaten NES
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#Syria
In my country,
young people spend their lives at the bottom of prisons.
Young people are being chased everywhere.

In my country, a child is no longer waiting for his father.
The father is in a grave or in prison.
In my country,
the tears of the martyr's widow and orphan, and the pain of the mother remains.

In my country,
field executions by Bashar al-Assad's regime twice a week,
innocent civilians setenced without trial in Sednaya prison and other Assad prisons.
In my country,
Syrian detainees are tortured in ways that the human mind cannot absorb.

The harshest methods lead to death
The lightest of these methods lead to birth defects,
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#BREAKING
-Major explosions shake Damascus, #Syria
-Syrian regime air defense units engaging targets over Damascus
-Israel confirms attacking #Iran-backed Islamic Jihad targets in Syria (via @ELINTNews)

Initial video
@ELINTNews #UPDATE
IDF confirms targeting a major weapons research & development lab in Damascus associated to #Iran-backed Islamic Jihad terror group

More footage
@ELINTNews #UPDATE
Quoting @evacool_
"The target site in the Adliya area is a military site under the control of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militia which backed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The site is a military training, manufacturing, and development center."
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Thread:

Koblentz partakes, knowingly, in disseminating fraudulent info on chemical attacks in #Syria. He is doing so with direction from elements at the corrupt #OPCW in lieu of IIT report

Here is a perfect example, with proof, of that fraudulence.

#Lataminah March 30, 2017...
I've been over this many times & will do so again so everyone is aware of the fraud that took place.

The players:

1. Len Phillips (Team Leader FFM)
2. Koblentz
3. Forensic Architecture
4. Eliot Higgins
5. White Helmets
6. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
7. James LeMeurier (RIP)
It is alleged that a Syrian #M4000 chemical bomb was dropped on Lataminah, landing somewhere around the spot on this map circled in red:
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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breaking news
Erdogan: I will contact the Russian President this evening to discuss developments in #Idlib
#Syria #idlip
Erdogan: My contact today with the Russian President will determine the future of the situation in #Idlib
Erdogan: About 150 Syrian regime elements were neutralized, 12 tanks, 3 armored vehicles, 14 cannons and two Dushka vehicles were destroyed
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#NewsMap
Visual confirmation that the #Russian air force (Su-24) is bombing #Turkish-led forces around Qmenas, 5 km N-E of Nayrab.

#Idlib #Syria
#Breaking
Russian attacks killed 2 Turkish soldiers and wounded 5 more.
#PutinAtWar
Turkish MoD now says it was a regime air strike and I have nooo reason in the world to doubt this ...
Maybe someone can show me a single regime jet, active between Saraqib and Idlib city today?!
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Cher - Prayers for this World [From Cries from Syria] HQ Wouldn’t it be something if #Cher #Sia @maroon5 @U2 @QueenWillRock
@adamlambert
@OfficialSting
@PhilCollinsFeed
@JamesTaylor_com
@SamiYusuf
#Yusuf/#CatStevens
@Pink did a #LiveAid 4 #Idlib?!
#AndyTaylor from @duranduran
@BetteMidler the Godess ❤️
@VivaBananarama
@celinedion
@PaulMcCartney
@ringostarrmusic
@RollingStones who I’m praying will send me a ticket to see them for my birthday in San Diego
@RobertDowneyJr 1 of the sexiest voices alive, all got together?
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1. #NES #Syria: I see what appear to be propaganda based reports amplifying a perceived conflict developing between #Russia and #Turkey. There are reports citing Pentagon source but I can find no Pentagon statement to confirm it. Absent that, I'm considering it propaganda.
2. ENKS appearing with Turkey and appearing to have rejected reconciliation in Syria is a serious development. Because I conclude Turkey is a fully corrupted society I suspect #ENKS has been co-opted. The point of this is it appears that ground is being prepared for another
3. Turkish attack on US force areas. Yesterday's strident propaganda piece in @kommersant that I read as an official statement that includes more propaganda to alienate Syrians and create a more dangerous situation for US forces supports Turkey's goal to advance ISIS restart
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Ready 2 read it again
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

facingtoday.facinghistory.org/what-does-it-m…

If you’ve never read it before, you can listen instead.
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18 Years of War, Trillions of Dollars in Cost, Only to Go Back & Put Things Where They Were Before. The Only Good It Did: Fortified War Machine’s Earning- Made a Few Billionaires More Billions. #Afghanistan #PerpetualWars macaubusiness.com/us-taliban-on-…
And the same story repeats, and will repeat itself: #Iraq, #Libya #Syria ... So Where’s the #Antiwar Movement? I only hear the crickets. You?
#Afghanistan War- not about terrorism or “Democracy”.
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#Important #News! #Threade

#Israel #Jerusalem #Russia #Syria

#Russia's #ambassador to #Syria released this week what some saw as a veiled threat to #Israel if Israel continued to #bomb #Iranian positions in the war-torn country.
On February 6th, 20 #Syrian and #Iranian military officials were #killed in an airstrike on a target near #Damascus. The attack also resulted in #Syrian air defense systems accidentally firing on a #Russian 172-passenger plane.
The plane was able to land safely at a nearby airport. However, #Russian #ambassador Alexander Yefimov was not interested in the Israeli justifications. In an interview with Sputnik arabic, Yefimov described the #Israeli #attacks as “#provocative and very #dangerous”.
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LIVE on #Periscope: Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros

pscp.tv/w/cRvvcTI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "I’d like to start today by talking not about #COVID19, but about #Syria.
Since the 1st of December, dozens of health facilities have suspended services in the Idleb & Aleppo areas. Out of nearly 550 health facilities in northwest Syria, only about half are operational"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "2 attacks on health facilities took place yesterday afternoon, on 2 separate hospitals in Aleppo. Luckily, there were no casualties.

We repeat: health facilities & #healthworkers are #NotATarget in conflict & attacks on health are a breach of international law"-@DrTedros
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A few quick thoughts on #Turkey’s calculations and limitations on #Idlib, #Syria. #thread
It’s easy to get sidetracked by daily events about Turkey’s real concerns and priority. But we have about two decades, years before the Syrian conflict, to understand #Turkey’s thinking/approach. Specifically, I mean its approach in Iraq after 2003 (not the decades-long PKK war).
First, Turkey has never cared about #Idlib as a strategic objective. Idlib became more important as a real estate when the Turkish forces seized Kurdish areas in NW Syria in 2018 & because of the deepened US presence in the NE post-2016.

It can let Idlib go but not like so.
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You know how there are certain PR companies dealing with and managing “Crises”? Well, there are also those who’s job is “Crises Creation” for public perception. It seems #Turkey has recruited #USA MSM, #CNN, on #Idlib #Syria issue against #Russia.
Now with the relations with #Russia souring on #Idlib, time to play the “Refugees Card” for #Turkey
Another way to put it: #Turkey has “Weaponized” refugees. “If #EU doesn’t do X we’ll unleash hundreds of thousands of refugees on them” if #EU doesn’t do Y we’ll send them boat load of #Syria refugees... Getting tiresome and old. No?
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A particular inhumanity is reserved on social media for the civilian victims of Assad's horrible crimes. Russian bots, outright fascists and leftist tankies seem united in the belief that Syrian lives are worthless.
People claiming to be on the left, uniting with fascists to justify this mass murder is one of the most shameful spectacles of our time.
#Syria
I always wondered how Western leftists ended up supporting Stalin during and after the Holodomor. Now I've seen how it develops. And it's a horrible thing to witness.
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YOU ARE BEING MANIPULATED, AND OUR DEMOCRACY DESTROYED,
BY #BRITAIN'S 'JEWISH' 'BOARD OF DEPUTIES' !

THE BIG LIE OF 'ANTI-SEMITISM'.

This LIE destroyed Jeremy #Corbyn, Labour's chances of winning the recent General Election ... and handed power, and control over your lives,
to the ultra-right wing Tories.

#Britain's democracy and your democratic rights, in other words, were stolen by the undemocratic, unrepresentative, ultra-right-wing 'Jewish' Board of Deputies.

- - - -

HOW A TINY MINORITY IN #BRITAIN ARE NOW CONTROLLING BRITAIN!
It will shock you to discover that in a country with a population of more than SIXTY SIX MILLION PEOPLE, there are ONLY 260,000 JEWS!

That means that LESS THAN 0.1% OF THE PEOPLE IN #BRITAIN ARE JEWISH.
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#Syrian_Children
These are the tears of a Syrian child. Among the thousands of Syrian children deprived of their most basic rights.
He wants to buy shoes and a coat to protect himself from the cold of winter!!
But, there is no money available with his father, who was exhausted by displacement.
Deprivation...
It makes you cry. Because you want something and you cannot obtain it!!
Deprivation makes tears fall badly.

The causes of deprivation are Bashar al-Assad, Putin and Khamenei.
These are the ones who deprived our children of everything.
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#EyesOnIdlib
The journalist @shellykittleson writes a short but really effective and punctual portrait of #Idlib, the Syrian Revolution, the #Assad's airstrikes targeting schools since that time she was there, in Sarmeen, and much more, posting a 2012 photo of her on #FB Shelly Kittleson<br />
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A photo of me in the Syrian town of Sarmeen in late 2012, during a reporting trip to opposition-held Idlib (side note: at the time it was absolutely not necessary to wear a headscarf).<br />
@shellykittleson The journalist @shellykittleson writes
"A photo of me in the Syrian town of Sarmeen in late 2012, during a reporting trip to opposition-held Idlib (side note: at the time it was absolutely not necessary to wear a headscarf).
#Idlib #Syria #Sarmin
"Cluster munitions were however already being used by the Syrian government, schools and hospitals were being clearly targeted, and massive, nightly airstrikes shook the ground.

Over 7 and a half years later of constant violence, I wonder what has become of the kids especially Hundreds of thousands have been displaced in these weeks and are freezing with nowhere left to go. An estimated 3 million people are in the province under near-constant attack.<br />
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Most of the displaced are women and children
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#Syria #Turkey #Russia
Battle Of Idlib and Prospects Of Turkish-Syrian War 🤔

Battles for #Syria | February 9th - 14th, 2020 | Images, and updates from #Aleppo Front

Another #Syrian army helicopter shot down

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UPDATE - Northwest #Syria -

Last night, a camp for displaced people was hit by shelling in #Sarmada.

“This is horrifying. It shows how nowhere is really safe for people in #Idlib now”, says Cristian Reynders, MSF Project Coordinator.
This is an area where tens of thousands of people fleeing the #shelling in #Idlib thought they would find #safety.

We have been supporting newly displaced #Syrian #families in #Sarmada for the past two weeks.
#Syria: “We are appalled by the #shelling of this camp, where many people, who had fled the violence, had sought #refuge”, adds our Project Coordinator.
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This is crazy.
You guys continue to IGNORE & even NOT NAME #Russia when it comes to creating 1,2 Million Syrian refugees in 10 months – the biggest indirect threat to 🇩🇪 domestic policy. At the same time, you keep talking about "bridges" – like what? The illegal #Crimea bridge?!
And what is your (unsuccessful) "special representative for the gas transfer through Ukraine", Georg Graf Waldersee, doing at the table?
Didn't you notice that - thanks to #US sanctions against #NordStream2 - his duties are not needed anymore? Or is he our new "man at #Gazprom"?!
By the way.
FM @HeikoMaas wrote an opinion piece in the context of the #MSC2020 yesterday, in which he touched upon "signs of Western paralysis in view of a loss in global significance".

He did NOT mention #Russia and #Syria in it. Now you know why.
auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/ne…
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