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1. #Syria: No recent reports of Turkish attacks beyond the reported bombing of #Managh airbase near #Afrin and harassing fire in the #Darbasiyah district. A review of the Turkish media found nothing in the three main English daily papers. The Turkish language Ankara Gazeti
2. had an article quoting DM #Akar that Tukey's actions are legal under international law presumably reaction to reports where he was seen admitting to using #chemicalweapons in #Iraq. Not a very strong position and could indicate that behind-the-scenes diplomatic engagement is
3. not very positive for the Erdogan regime. #Turkey has air power and heavy guns but a poorly trained conscript army that will be chewed up and spit out by the US SOF trained SDF in urban warfare. Erdogan may have played his hand in the belief that he could extract concessions
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#Syrian tribes refuse to cooperate with #US illegal occupation

The tribes in Syria's east underline their rejection of the United States' attempts to control Syria and undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Several tribes in Al-Hasakah and Qamishli, Syria, issued statements calling to boycott the tribal form in Northern Iraq and Eastern Syria called for by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) under Washington's auspices on November 20.
The statement called for preserving the national role of tribes and clans and preventing their usage as tools against their homeland, as well as solidarity and unity.
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A Yazidi girl was held by lsIamic state for over a year, during which she was sold 9 times. She attempted to escape, when she was caught, he dragged her back to the house where he and several ISIS terrorists raped and beat her.

“I asked where my mother & father were & (1 of ISIS) said that they had killed them & fed them to the dogs. I cried & he beat me with a piece of wood,” Jamila, a Yazidi girl, was 14 when she was kidnapped by ISIS from Shingal in Aug.2014
#Yezidi survivor I was only 14 when IS attacked my village,destroyed my home, kidnapped me with my mother, 12y/o sister, my baby brother. I’ve been enslaved, sold in public markets 3 times, spent 12 months in captivity, was beaten,forced to convert to lsIam,reduced to a sex slave
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Strange and curious 🤔
The US Embassy in Damascus has been closed since February 6, 2012. Therefore, there is no US Embassy in Syria.
But 🤨👇
US Embassy in Damascus calls on HTS to withdraw from northern Aleppo
This comes after the #Turkish-backed Third Corps of the so-called #Syrian National Army (SNA) terrorist armed groups announced the collapse of the ceasefire agreement signed with HTS terrorist armas group.
The US Embassy in Damascus (closed since 2012) has expressed concern about the expansion of the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, to the detriment of the Third Corps, north of Aleppo.
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US and Turkey keep Idlib a terrorist safe haven

The US support and protection of terrorists should stop.
The #US-#NATO attack on #Syria has failed. It is time to allow the #Syrian people to rebuild their lives free of protected terrorist enclaves.

Read Steven Sahiounie's piece on the urgency of bringing #Idlib under the control of the Syrian government.
The Biden administration should develop a plan with Turkey & Russia to bring Idlib under the control of the Syrian government. The US support & protection of terrorists should stop.
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One killed in US airdrop operation in southern countryside of Qamishli

Confrontations were reported between the auxiliary forces of the Syrian Arab Army & #US 🇺🇸 illegal occupation forces south of Qamishli
#Syria 🇸🇾…
Syria's state television reported Thursday that US illegal occupation forces carried out an airdrop operation involving multiple helicopters in the southern countryside of Qamishli, which resulted in the death of one person.…
"US occupation forces carried out a landing operation using several helicopters in the village of Muluk Saray in the southern countryside of Qamishli and killed one person," Syria's state broadcaster said.…
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On the tactics of using #Iranian UAVs in #Ukraine

A couple of days ago, #Ukrainian publics began to disseminate information about the downed #Russian UAV "Mohajer-6" of Iranian production and which fell into the Black Sea.
by Rybar
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Despite the loud cries of the #Ukrainian sources, the loss of the Mohajer is largely due to #Russian operator error due to a lack of combat experience in using them.
Why is that?

Judging by the fact that Mohajer-6 is practically untouched in the footage ...

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... the air defense did not hit him. And he “sat down” either due to an operator error, or due to an approach to the EW activity zone. Why this happened is unclear.
In this case, #UAV should act as a gunner for the Gerani-2's due to the lack of guidance cameras in the latter.
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The #US illegal occupation of #Syria is clearly still ongoing due to how profitable it is for #Washington with its troops looting the country's natural resources and lining their pockets.…
A leading Chinese newspaper has lambasted the continued plundering of the Syrian oil by the US illegal occupation forces across the Arab country, saying that the looting is a “disgrace and a shame to Washington.”…
🗣️📢 US illegal occupation loots 100 tankers of Syrian oil – heading to northern Iraq

US illegal occupation intensified the operations of stealing the resources of the Syrian people & transferring them to their bases in Iraqi lands,
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1. I think it's important to recognize that this was likely #Putin's idea that he sold to #Erdogan in their #Sochi meeting.

"We will not reconcile" .. Night demonstrations in the liberated areas of northern Syria, in rejection of the statements of the Turkish Foreign Minister.
2. Remember, #Kadyrov was there. Could it be intended to expose the people who will never play ball so Kadyrov's crew can assassinate them? I'm not sure they are that clever but it is always worth considering. Putin is reported to be in a dream world where he fantasizes victories
3. are coming soon. It's possible Putin is that out of touch to not realize what the #Syrian opposition is really thinking. Also, #Assad has been on the rehabilitation tour and may also believe that because the corrupt #GulfState leaders are willing to forget his
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Again. Absolute horror. But it must be seen. It destroys you if you have empathy, but it's necessary. To realize that whenever #russia 'flying monkey' speaks of 🇷🇺 interests, #russianCulture, #navalny they are a monster too. 🇷🇺 is committing #warcrime ->
And these human beings, in the West, yes, dare to speak of #russia point of view? They switch focus from real #russianWarCrimes to concerns over "canceling russian culture", "#russophobia" which isn't even a thing. They're as much a monster as orc who tortures civilians & POWS->
Simple fact: when #russians destroy #Ukrainian or #Syrian cities, kill and rape #Ukraine or #Syria civilians, torture and behead #POWs, it's life of real ppl that matters, #russianCulture doesnt matter, it ceases to exist. So are 'russian interests' & whatever BS they push->
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#China slams #Washington's 'banditry' and 'terrorism' in #Syria. U.S. actions in Syria 'disqualify' it from any platform to do with maintaining human rights and law.
Jul. 23: A convoy of 35 U.S. controlled tankers loaded with stolen #Syrian oil left Saturday through the illegitimate al-Mahmoudiya crossing into #Iraq, which was set up by US occupation forces in order to loot Syrian oil. SANA
#NATO backed terrorists in #Idlib attack the opening of a church in #Hama - NW #Syria - their missile hit a religious celebration marking the opening of the Hagia Sophia Church in Suqaylabiyah City.
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Russian President #Putin plans to visit #Iran next week. Relations with Iran have always been difficult for #Russia under the leadership of Putin, but in the absence of real "friends" in the international arena, one can try to brag about friendship with Iran.
Bragging is, of course, to #Russian people. #Putin plans to hold talks not only with #Iranian President Raisi but also with #Turkish President #Erdogan. The declared agenda is the #Syrian question, but in reality, Putin is going to discuss a much wider range of issues.
It is important for #Putin to convince the #Iranian leadership not to agree to #USA terms on the "nuclear deal" and to use his influence on the Iranian leadership on this issue as a lever of pressure, or rather, a bargaining chip in negotiations with the USA.
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This is murderous policy of the #Assad regime in #Syria Thread⤵️

350,209 documented deaths.
306,887 civilians
27,126 children

51,731 civilians killed in #Aleppo
47,483 civilians killed in Rural #Damascus
22,064 civilians killed in #Darra

The sheer numbers are horrific #HRC50
On the 15th of March, 2011, #Syrian civilians took to the streets demanding democratic reforms and a better life.

These civilians were met with bullets.
They were met with torture.
They were met by the Syrian government who knows no limits. #HRC50
In later years of this conflict, the government used chemical weapons. It used Chlorine gas. It used weapons of mass destruction on its own people. #HRC50
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Today, two scholars who built their careers on studying #Syrian refugees attacked me so viciously that I have only one conclusion: Some academics are infuriated when members of the communities they study get an education and speak for themselves /1
You may disagree with my work. In fact, I am laser-focused on the limitations of my own work and thinking. When you come after a scholar with my background this viciously however it tells me that it is not about the research but about my audacity to speak /2
I will be perfectly honest, my forthcoming book is far less than I had hoped to give my readers. I finished it at my father's bedside. I KNOW it's weaknesses more than anyone, but it is a labor of love dedicated to my family and adopted country /3
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#BREAKING: Just a few minutes ago in #Hama, #Syria, the #Israeli Air Force targeted an ammunition storage site in use by #IRGC Quds Force. SAM sites of #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force tried to prevent the airstrike by firing their surface-to-air missiles at the cruise missiles.
#BREAKING: In addition to an ammunition storage facility, #Israeli Air Force also tried to finish an incomplete job. They targeted a ballistic missile warhead production line in #Masyaf. Here is a #Syrian surface-to-air missile launched at one of #Israeli cruise missiles
#BREAKING: Unlike previous times, this time #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force was on high alert probably expecting #Israeli Air Force to carry-out such an airstrike. They fired lots of missiles at the Israeli cruise missiles. We have seen videos showing shot-down of some missiles.
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Thread: 29 April 2022: Day 65 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
"V" and "Z" monuments gone up in Maloyaroslavets, in European #Russia
Footage of a #Ukraine drone strike on #Russia's forces in Luhansk
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OPEC tells the #EU it's not possible to replace potential #Russian oil supply loss, as per #Ukraine'spresident request to all European state leaders.…
The #EU Commission is drafting proposals for an oil embargo on #Russia, the foreign ministers of #Ireland, #Lithuania and the #Netherlands said at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, although there was no agreement to ban #Russian crude.
#Australia, #Canada and the #US, who are less reliant on Russian supply than Europe, have already banned Russian oil purchases. EU countries are split, given their higher dependency and the potential for the move to push up already high energy prices in #Europe.
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“How can someone live without bread?” were the words of displaced Syrians in #Rukban camp, where all bakeries were recently shut down due to shortage in flour, leaving at least seven thousand people besieged in the camp and denied any humanitarian assistance. 1/ 🧵
In a remote area of abandoned desert, 1800 families are still suffering from international community’s negligence and apathy. At least seven thousand people, most of them women and children, were left to starve in #Rukban despite calls for help that span years of suffering. 2/
At the time when aid is flowing swiftly to support #Ukrainians forcibly displaced by #Russia, who supports Syrian regime & denies aid delivery to Rukban camp, people are left to choose between starving to death and dying for lack of medical care.. 3/…
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#NATO #US/#Bombing campaigns since 1945
- In practice, US led assassinations and overthrows of legitimate governments and interference with elections may be just as significant as the actual bombings listed here.…
"Babies thrown out of Incubators"…
#OscarAward winner; the best actor
#Kuwaiti ambassador's Daughter lies to Congress | Oct 10, 1990
The #Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional #HumanRights Caucus.…
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Having worked in Moscow when #Russia intervened in #Syria in 2015 & engaged RUS officials/experts on #Syria for yrs, I see 5 parallels in approach to #Ukraine vs #Syria

1. Sequential war
2. Encirclement/corridors
3. "Human shield" claims
4. Foreign fighters
5. CW claims

1. Sequential war: RUS recently termed 1st phase of #UkraineWar done, announcing focus on Donbas. In #Syria war, Russia had declared new phase in 2017, establishing de-escalation zones (DEZs) in Western parts, which freed up regime resources to take more territory toward the East
Once that was done, regime/Russia turned back & we saw sequential take-over of DEZs (E Ghouta, Homs, Deraa) in 2018 under guise of CT. Not at all to say that sequencing in Ukraine will be the same. Return of larger-scale fighting toward W Ukraine will depend on...
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🚨New Pub🚨
Coincidentally my article was published in @n_nationalism on the 11th anniversary of the #SyrianRevolution
It took a lot of work & revisions to finally get it out. It simultaneously evokes beautiful & painful memories about the greatest political event in my life🧵1/6 Image
This article traces the discursive re-articulation of the sectarian narratives as part of the meaning-making processes in the context of the Syrian uprising's first 3 years and the country's devolution into civil war. It criticizes using groupist terms and reifying practices 2/6
Specifically, it traces how local and supralocal activists' reactions to the regime's brutal violence and its master narrative culminated in the activation and politicization of the category of ‘sect’ as a residual sociality (Lisa Wedeen's (2019)+Raymond Williams's (1977)) 3/6
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THREAD on Maps on #Ukraine: Best Map Creator dragon_first_1 stopped yesterday bcs people in high places in #Russia "strongly advised" him so. Other good sources: @Suriyakmaps has live Google Map:…" width="640" height="480
VERY Fast is amazing @GeromanAT who has done great work since the #Syrian war. Even though i just reactivated my account after not using it for years, he seems to have worked since then tirelessly, compared to my lazy ass. Absolutely follow him for anything #MENA #Russia #Iran
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#BREAKING: A fighter jet of #RussianAirForce was shot down by #UkrainianArmy near #Chernihiv at 11:30 local time. It is a Su-34 strike bomber. Both pilot and navigator ejected and are survived.
#BREAKING: Video recorded 45 minutes ago shows the pilot and navigator of the downed Su-34 strike bomber of #RussianAirForce after ejection from their burning aircraft.
Pilot of the Su-34 strike bomber of #RussianAirForce which was shot-down by #UkrainianArmy is now captured. He is overweight. Something common among Su-24 and Su-34 strike bomber pilots.
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