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Having survived war, the average citizen of #Syria now faces devastating economic conditions following recent tightening of sanctions on most petroleum imports into the country. Shockingly (perhaps not), most of those in opposition outside seem to be enjoying such scenes
When #Syria observers & pundits talk about their concern for the "Syrian people", they are lying. They only care about their side wining. Note how not a single media outlet has bothered to report on crippling shortages of all petroleum products since this treasury.gov/resource-cente…
#Syria 's leadership has recently been receiving increased criticism by citizens & loyalists who are suffering tremendous Eco hardship. After years of war, the country is broken. Its finances are in ruin. It faces debilitating sanctions. What should the leadership do? =>
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4 #USA soldiers killed and 3 wounded in suicide bombing in Manbij NE #Aleppo Reports that #SDF linked MMC members were also killed. I must say that this was only the question of time when it would happened with so much #IS attacks around
The scene of attack. American helicopters are flying around. I also must note that Americans behaved too relaxed. They didn't take security percussion's although they suffered IED attack in Manbij area a year ago NE #Aleppo
The moment of Manbij blast NE #Aleppo Pro militants accounts are cheering probably #IS too but I didn't managed to reach them yet
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U.S. Policy of not talking to Assad & Syrian State is the primary reason for this seemingly confused, disjointed and unrealistic signals coming out of Washington.

It ought to be crystal clear to most capitals by now that #Syria 's leadership is going nowhere anytime soon ====>
2-By ignoring the irrefutable evidence on the ground, the U.S. is having to invent ways to deal with #Syria while avoiding to recognize the clear winner of the 7-year old conflict. Only credible path forward is for @realDonaldTrump to encourage the Kurds to talk to Damascus
3-As abhorrent as that may seem to many in Western capitals, the fact is that key regional capitals already realized the inevitable. The solution to #Syria can only come when @realDonaldTrump tells the kurds that the US cannot stay in their region indefinitely
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#SRO - ANALYSIS - With the ammount of forces being driven toward Greater #Idlib this night, clearly showing #Turkey has given green light for this move (it never happened until now), the best "winner" of the situation is the Northern Federation - #Rojava #SDF coalition (1).
#SRO - ANALYSIS - The most #Turkey proxies to be occupied in N-#Idlib | W-#Aleppo in front of the recent #HTS activities, the most of #SDF to breathe for coming weeks, far from the rising tensions and expected large offensive to be launched on Tal Abyad and Serekanye (2).
#SRO - ANALYSIS - So why #Turkey now completely turning tables ? #HTS presence and power was well known. But problem isn't #HTS for #Turkey, it's #Astana process. How to exist on international stage if you can't play your part (#Idlib was Turkey responsability) seriously ? (3)
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US WARS FOR ISRAEL
#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
US WARS FOR ISRAEL👇THIS WAS LONG PLANNED
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.
Source:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1971852.s…👈LINK
#JohnBolton
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:
Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Syri…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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Hay'yan, Anadan & Haritan under Jihadists of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Led by Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, the ex #ISIS officer, the ex-al Qaeda in the Levant and the actual leader of a large number of foreign fighters.

Joulani is taking position opposite #SAA.

google.com/maps/place/Hra…
Rural and the city of #Idlib, the rural area of #idlib, #Aleppo & #Hama are under Jihadists control. Is it time for the Syrian army, supported by #Russia to stop the jihadists advance if #Turkey is incapable of doing the job it has promised at #Astana?

#Turkey is embarrassed by Jihadists overwhelming control of most of the #Astana area of control. Joulani is forcing his place on #Ankara unless the Turkish army moves in to defeat him, or to steps aside and allows the #Syrian army to do the job.
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#Exclusive : military source tells me that the Russian jets bombed the weapons and ammunition of Nour al - Din al - Zanki in Western Aleppo countryside .

HTS trying to transfer the weapons of Al- Zanki groups , and the Russian aircraft bombed it .
Russian jets bombed the weapons and ammunition of Al-Zanki groups in Western #Aleppo

إحدى الغارات الروسية على أسلحة وذخيرة الزنكي بريف حلب .. #نووي
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Breaking:

Russian air force launches barrage of airstrikes tonight targeting #HTS across west #Aleppo CS including Dart Izza, Sheikh Suliman and Kafr Naha
these towns were captured by HTS in recent days during the ongoing infight with other militants
in retaliation for Russian airstrikes, HTS start shelling Aleppo city with missiles where couple of missiles hit Neil Street and new Aleppo district
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#Syria: another round of fighting has erupted in the greater #Idlib region as #HTS jihadists have captured the town of Darat Izza.

National Liberation Front (#FSA) rebels are mobilizing across the region for a counter attack
#Syria: the National Liberation Front (#FSA) has announced the start of military operations against #HTS jihadists in response to the capture of Darat Izza.

War in the greater #Idlib region is a fact.
#Syria: after several days of fighting Nour al-Din al-Zinki rebels have been crushed in western #Aleppo with #HTS jihadists seizing Darat al-Izzah, Anjarah, Khan al-Assal and Deir Simeon
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With 2018 in it's last moments, a new stage of the Syrian war have started & the end of the war is aproaching as time passes. 2018 has been another important year with many political & military developments: (1)
#AbuDhuhur Op (26/12/2017 - 9/2/2018) : as a continuation of the operation (started on October 2017) #SAA began huge offensive from many axis against Rebels & #ISIS in #Hama, #Aleppo & #Idlib provinces. The result of operation was the liberation of 1/3 of "Greater #Idlib" (2)
With W. shore of #Euphrates river secured by #SAA on December 2017, #SDF continued securing the E. one against #ISIS . Between 3/1/2018-22/2/2018 troops secured entire Shu'aytat region. However, a new development N.W. #Syria will provoke the delay of #CizireStorm some months: (3)
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

cpj.org/data/people/ca…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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#Aleppo Update

More traditional mortar attacks fell today. Residents of the city are critical of their Govt for continuing to allow armed groups to occupy so much land so close to residential centers. They wonder why it is that their city is ignored by Damascus
2-While some media reports claimed that Syrian Air Force responded to yesterday’s attack, city residents report only hearing sound of artillery which had been standard response by the Govt to previous provocations Which have been taking place every week or two on average
3-If the Russian AF struck the areas occupied by the armed groups, city residents hardly heard or noticed such attacks. Fear is that these armed groups have the ability to reach more residential neighborhoods is widespread
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The white Helmets completely exposed. The True Story About the White Helmets

#WhiteHelmets #TerroristOrganization #CriminalOrganization #ExposedWhiteHelmets #WhiteHelmetsFraud
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The white helmets completely exposed by Treka
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Thread: Olive Oil as victim of #Syria’s War Economy

In spite of very favorable crop for olives that is usually grown in Kurdish areas around Afrin & North, #Aleppo residents are having to pay exorbitant retail prices for Syrian Olive oil as it gets shipped to #Turkey instead =>
2-Healthy harvest usually drives retail prices of Olive oil down. On the street of Afrin, a container of 16.5 Kg of olive oil currently sells for as little as SYP 13,000. #Aleppo (40 km away) residents however, are having to pay SYP 30,000 for the very same Container. Why? ==>
3-Armed groups in control of #Afrin are sending the finished Ollive oil to Turkey first. If any of the olive oil were to make to the residents of #Aleppo , the countless checkpoints along the 40km road collect enough fees to send prices of each container up by nearly
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#SRO | ARCHIVES | EXCLUSIVE - After time to verify, #SRO can update #YPG - #YPJ control in N-W #Aleppo : were also controlling southern part of Ashrafiyah. A major update as ALL MAPS circulating for years were showing only north and west parts under #YPG :
ANALYSIS - Area shown here is Greek Syrian Hospital, near Mosque Saad ibn Waqqas. In front of them is the Zuhour area. Regime checkpoints can clearly be seen. It's a major update for 2013 period : #YPG were pushing deep inside regime territory, really more than we could imagine.
ADD.: in fact, #YPG - #YPJ were clearly advancing against regime in W-#Aleppo... when they were attacked in the back by Khaled Hayani-led coalition (including his hown Liwa Shuhada Badr, Liwa Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi...) in early september 2013.
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#SRO | ARCHIVES - Vidéos about #YPG in battles against regime in #Aleppo city are rare because not same policy as rebels to show their battles with phones. Here #YPG hunting out #Assad loyalists from Salah ad-Din mosque area in Ashrafiyah (Feb. 2013) :
ADD.: #Assad regime flag is taken down from police station and local services in Ashrafiyah (a building just next to Salah ad-Din mosque) with columns at entrance, and the #Rojava flag is being shown for the view of all. #YPG, at that time, controlling already most of Ashrafiyah.
#SRO | ARCHIVES - #AFP report from Dec. 12 - 14, 2012 on #YPG in #Afrin and #Aleppo kurdish suburbs. TV report clearly also showing #YPG controlling Sheikh Maqsoud industrial zone (their most important extent of control there : north = rebel territory) :
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#SRO | THE POWER OF RUMOR - November 2, 2012, without verifying sources, #SOHR and some pro-#PYD accounts on social networks reported death of Nujin Derik (Shah Ali Abdo), an #Aleppo #YPJ commander, after clashes and capture by #FSA Liwa Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi in Ahsrafiyah (1).
#SRO | THE POWER OF RUMOR - In few hours, social networks sent thousands messages supporting the martyr. A day of protests was called by #PYD in all kurdish areas in honor of Nujin Derik. Few days after, she was released alive and came back in #Afrin (2) :
NOTE : so, when something is said in "Syria, it must be verified at any moment by all means we have. This exemple, as so many others, is showing how the rumor, more today with the power of social networks, is gaving us the obligation to follow strong rules for verifying.
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#SRO | ARCHIVES | REGIME USING #BOSRA SHAM OLD RUINS AS MILITARY POSITIONS (March 2015) - Here is a very rare footage showing #Assad regime fighters using ruins in Old #Bosra city as a military camp inside the city from 2013 to 2015 :
ADD.: regime is well know to have used many archeological sites and historcal sites and ruins as military camps against many international laws (#Palmyra antiqual city [#Homs], Halabiyah castle [#Deir_Ezzor], #Harem citadel [#Idlib], #Aleppo citadel, #Homs citadel...).
ADD.: rebellion isn't also very clean on this subject : Qalaat al-Hosn (#Krak des Chevaliers) citadel [#Homs] or Apamea archeological site in Qalaat al-Mudiq [#Hama] were used as military strategic areas.
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#SRO | LEAKS - #SRO about to leak facts showing no forces from the rebellion took part in any attack on #Assad regime administration and army leaders in July 18, 2012. Maybe the most important leak since #SRO leaked rebellion strategy to break #Aleppo siege in 2016.
#SRO | LEAKS - Four testimonies from Liwa al-Islam (Jaysh al-Islam today), #Damascus Revolutionnary Military Council and two others battalions commanders to confirm they never took part of the attacks contrary to many claims on social networks the same day of the "attack".
#SRO | LEAKS - It will first testimonies about event from commanders of these groups. An exclusive part : "Abu Hatem received a message on his phone : strong explosion. We knew nothing about it for an hour before nusayri regime statements. Abdullah al-Raouf said us : claim it !"
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#SRO |ARHCIVES - Defector colonel Yusuf al-Jadir | Abu Furat, Liwa al-Tawhid military leader, explaining part of strategy to take over Infantry college in N-#Aleppo countryside - Nov. 24, 2012. In Dec. 15, 2012, collge was under control. He died same day.
ADD.: as many others, video is now archived and saved. #SRO archives about to reach 15 000 videos. Many copies created if accidents. Maybe the largest independant #Syria'n uprising video archives. NOTE : #SRO still considering Abu Furat was assassinated and not killed by mortar.
ADD.: with all testimonies, documents, #SRO still concluding Yusuf al-Jadir, one of best military leaders in #Syria'n rebellion, one who was defending alawites and christians, a speech that created hate against him from radicals, was assassinated in December 15, 2012 by grenade.
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My goodness: here's a prime example of policy advocacy on #Syria based either on ignorance, or [hopefully not] malign intent.

This is *riddled* with inaccuracy & misinformation.

@steelejourno says the West should force an opposition surrender in #Syria:

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
@steelejourno #pt: @steelejourno says the US, UK & #France are “less honorable” in seeking to delay #Syria & #Russia’s “success” in regaining territory.

- They seek to enable a meaningful political process, in which there’s an opposition entity to sit at the table. I’d say that is honorable.
@steelejourno #pt: Here, @steelejourno says UK, US, France & "Gulf Arab monarchies” want ceasefires to protect rebels, not civilians.

In #Idlib, nothing could be further from the truth. None of those countries have *any* ties to rebel groups in #Idlib, who only equal ~0.5% of the population.
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No force will attack #Idlib in the near future or the next few months. Talking about millions of internally displaced is displaced as they are not going anywhere.

Jihadists proved to have a substantial weight in Idlib by showing off yesterday.

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ejmagnier.com/2018/09/14/the…
Even Jihadists who became " Turkish proxies moderate rebels" are criticising the showing off of al-Nusra, aka HTS, of its flags and jihadists during yesterday's manifestation in the Turkish controlled area of northern #Syria.
Foreign Fighter the Emir Abu Abdallah al-Iraqi (from #Iraq), Emir of Sheikh Ali and western rural #Aleppo #Syria, has arrested several people who refused to rise al-Nusra (HTS) flag in #Idlib manifestation.
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Once again protests against the #Assad regime have erupted all over rebel-held #Idlib and nortern #Aleppo.

Syrians in the town of #Kafranbel sing "we want freedom!"
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the village of al-Ibizmu in western #Aleppo
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the town of Darat Izza in western #Aleppo.
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This is a group that has:

- Consistently identified as #FSA
- Spent 2-3 yrs working w. #America
- Has engaged in yrs of international diplomacy & negotiations
- Led the fight against #ISIS
- Always opposed Al-Qaeda’s assertion of influence in #Aleppo
- Runs multiple CVE programs
Niet Buitenlandse Zaken maar het OM blunderde inzake al-Jabha al-Shaamiya - @RenaNetjes

- "Te suggereren dat al-Jabha al-Shaamiya hetzelfde is als AQ of IS is volslagen belachelijk. Wie tot die conclusie kwam, lijkt helaas niets te weten over de groep”

jalta.nl/?p=26648
@RenaNetjes Amid controversy in the Netherlands’ over the nature of #FSA umbrella group al-Jabhat al-Shamiya, its former Special Envoy, @nikolaosvandam insists on the record he never met with the group.

I know for a fact that’s not true - I was in the same room, on multiple occasions.
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