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Wow -- This is an extraordinary piece of work by @OSFJustice & @syrian_archive.

*The* definitive guide to #Syria's Scientific Studies & Research Center (SSRC), responsible for #Assad's chemical weapons program:

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@OSFJustice @syrian_archive The @OSFJustice & @syrian_archive detail the #SSRC's structure & its evolution:

- Jamraya Center

- Branch 450 (for storing, mixing & loading warheads pre-attack), supervised by #Assad, with Units in Safira (416), Khan Abu Al-Shamat (417), Latakia (418) & #Aleppo (419) ImageImage
@OSFJustice @syrian_archive #pt: #Syria's #SSRC cont'd:

- Institute 1000 (Electronics Institute), to produce electronic & computerized systems in a tunnel complex in Jamraya.

- Institute 2000 (Mechanical Institute), whose engineers cooperate with #NorthKorea & #Iran / produced barrel bombs & IRAMs. ImageImageImageImage
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UN Commission of Inquiry report on #Syria finds "Syrians continue to be killed on a daily basis & suffer gross human rights violations, war crimes & crimes against humanity at the hands of all parties"
.@UNCoISyria assessment based on 538 interviews, official documents, photos, videos & satellite imagery, per its report
In NE #Syria, @UNCoISyria found ongoing clashes between #Turkey forces, #PKK & Syrian Nat'l Army "further destabilized the region"

"Security situation also deteriorated" in #DeirEzzor "...where the [#SDF} increased raids & arrests of civilians w/alleged links to" #ISIS
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#Syria|n A/D active over #Aleppo a short while ago, explosions reported.

Reports of #Israel|i strikes.
I am wondering if we are going to see evidence of an airstrike close to the same area as the last one in early May.

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Aleppo 👀
SAA AD activity over Aleppo #Syria 🇸🇾
Explosions were heard in Aleppo,
SAA ADs engaging targets.
#Syria 🇸🇾
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#BREAKING: New batch of Syrian mercenaries returns to #Aleppo from #Libya: Monitor
#BREAKING: 450 mercenaries were transferred from #Libya's Mitiga International Airport to #Istanbul Airport: Monitor
#BREAKING: Number of Syrian fighters in #Libya now stands at 17,520: Monitor
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At least 20 journalists are currently missing from countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

All but one of these journalists have disappeared from #Iraq, #Syria & #Lebanon.

Each is #MissingNotForgotten.

Learn their stories in the thread below ⤵️

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Samir Kassab, a Lebanese cameraman and photographer for @skynewsarabia, went missing in #Aleppo, #Syria, on Oct. 15, 2013, along with Mauritanian reporter Iszhak Ould Mokhtar and their driver.

They have not been heard from since.

#MissingNotForgotten
Ishzak Ould Mokhtar, a Mauritanian reporter for @SkyNewsArabia_B, went missing in #Aleppo, #Syria, on Oct. 15, 2013.

"Our family has been unable to talk to him since he was abducted,” his brother told CPJ. The family is unable to confirm his whereabouts.
cpj.org/data/people/is… Photo Credit: Abdallah Ould...
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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

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The #Assad regime convert the #Syria|n people's assembly to "#Assad's puppets assembly". In this video the currently member Mohamed Kabnad said "Bashar Assad never sleep & at least we should kneel to him".
The election play tomorrow is one more message to the world the #Assad will never accept ANY political settlement. It is one more reason to see Assad as the part of the problem not of the solution.
In the constitution of 2012 the position of president has more power than the assembly, government, army & court together. Actually the assembly has the role to discuss unnecessary decrees for #Assad and some decoration proposes.
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Thread recording every known #R9X Hellfire (aka #NinjaMissile & #FlyingGinsu) strike.

The AGM-114R-9X is an inert variant of the AGM-114 "Hellfire" developed by #Lockheed that is meant to reduce risk of civilian casualties while using pop-out blades to maintain lethality.
The #R9X has received much attention since a @WSJ article by @glubold & @wstrobel last year where it was said to have been used "about a half-dozen times" against high level terrorist targets in "#Libya #Syria #Iraq #Yemen & #Somalia"

wsj.com/articles/secre…
Its extreme precision, exotic nature, and increasingly visible usage by what is presumed to be #JSOC and #CIA according to a piece by @FranticGoat for @thewarzonewire have kept it in the spotlight though.

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#Syria photo published by loyalist media of huge explosion in İbn al-Haytham Base in south east #Homs city, initial reports says ammunition warehouse which happened several times before in regime bases. Image

#Syria Homs Governor said "an unknown attack against a military base in Homs caused the explosions and fire while civilians who were close were injured due to the shells"
This probably confirms it's an Israeli airstrike
#Syria less than an hour ago an explosion hit Nubul town north #Aleppo, SANA said it was a gas cylinders warehouse which could be true. However, Nubul is a shia-majority town and a stronghold for Hezbollah
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#Syrien: Ein Land, das seit fast 10 Jahren sanktioniert, umzingelt & bekämpft wird, hat sich nicht nur erfolgreich gegen die halbe Welt gewehrt & steht auch nicht nur immer wieder auf. Es findet Lösungen in den schlimmsten Krisen und beweist weiter, wie standhaft & tapfer es ist. ImageImageImageImage
Es ist modern & es hat eine Regierung, die sich um sein Volk kümmert. Anders als unsere Medien behaupten.

In einer Fabrik in #Aleppo allein werden 100 Atemschutzmasken pro Minute hergestellt & eigene Beatmungsgeräte, um das Volk vor dem Corona-Virus zu schützen, wurden kreiert.
Europa - insbesondere Deutschland - weigern sich auch in dieser Corona-Krise zu helfen und sanktionieren das Volk weiter hart, was wiederum viele Menschenleben fordert.

Das ist die Menschlichkeit, von der Bundeskanzlerin Merkel spricht ?
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#Syria #Idlib
Here is the moment when #Turkish forces started shooting at protesters on the M4 highway against joint #Russia|n-TSK patrol missions.
#Syria #Idlib
Açcording to local news agencies, a #Turkish drone has airstriked an #HTS position in Eastern Idlib after militants tried to destroy a TSK vehicle with an ATGM missile.
#Syria #Idlib
Apaprently, #HTS and #Turkey are holding talks in order to de-escalate the situation.
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NEW THREAD as #ISIS insurgency entered the 3rd year in the Eastern #Syria|n desert (W. of #Euphrates). For details:
- bit.ly/2z3mQlv (Homs) by @CalibreObscura
- bit.ly/2XDdffo (all E. areas) by @GregoryPWaters
Below schematic map showing main areas of IS attacks
E. #Syria: #NDF in #DeirEzzor announcing multiple losses on front vs #ISIS:
- its commander for S. #Mayadin sector following an "incident". He was from #Latakia province
- 2 fighters killed during IS attack on Palmyra-DeirEzzor road (area of Shula).
E. #Syria: photos showing the "combing operations" vs #ISIS carried out past days in E. #Homs desert, from Shaer gasfield to Sukhnah. Arty strikes were also reported last night in #DeirEzzor desert.
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Artillery shelling targets the residential neighborhoods in #Afrin, in the northern countryside of #Aleppo, resulting in civilian casualties
#Syria
Shelling by PKK
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"Yet for all the lives we have saved, death is beating us. For every Syrian that we’ve saved, there are five that we’ve lost" .From @RaedAlSaleh3, Head of Syria's White Helmets speak to a US Senate Committee on 'Nine Years of Brutality: Assad's Campaign Against the Syrian People'
"Since Russia’s intervention in 2015, the number of internally displaced people has doubled to 8 million; the relentless aerial bombardment and use of siege to retake areas like #Aleppo and #EasternGhouta has forced millions to “evacuate” to #Idlib. Now there isnt another Idlib."
"Raising funds to alleviate the suffering does not work any better than giving painkillers to a cancer patient. How much longer will the international community pursue this strategy before concluding it doesn’t work?"
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The Assad regime was responsible for 60% of all attacks on churches and other Christian places of worship in the period of 2011-2019.

www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/…
In the thread below I will outline all the different cases of regime attacks on churches in #Syria as recorded by the @snhr. This is to counter the belief still existing out there that #Assad actively tried to protect Christians during the war.

Source: sn4hr.org/wp-content/pdf…
1. Syriac Orthodox church of Lady of the Holy Belt, Hamidiyah neighborhood - #Homs city.

Shelled several times by the regime in 2012, most notably on 01/09 when it was hit by a helicopter barrel bomb raid, which caused severe damage.
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Returning!
One of the major problems of returnees -if they will return and/or Assad will not arrest them- is the totally destruction in the rural areas. A broken system like #Assad regime will never rebuild rural areas and concentrate more on the big cities.
The most destroyed areas in #Syria are rural areas. The most IDPs and refugees are from rural areas.

in the 80s for less damage -in the uprising at that time- the #Assad regime needed 20 yrs to rebuild the system and still broken what led to the uprising in 2011.
The world ask #Syria|n to be realistic about #Assad but everything since1970 say the regime can never build a stable country. Not economic, not on the social level not even good institutions.

World should be realistic the half of Syrians are IDPs or refugees and refuse Assad.
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A lot has changed in #Idlib/NW #Syria in recent days & much of the focus has been on hour-by-hour developments & less has been said on what it all means going forward.

Here's a lengthy thread laying out some of my thinking.
2 weeks ago, pro-#Assad forces were rampaging through #Idlib, overwhelming opposition defenses & swallowing up #Turkey's military observation posts almost at will.

The world stood virtually silent - or indifferent - as 1 million people were methodically & brutally displaced.
#pt: Amid the pro-#Assad advances, #Turkey ramped up arms supplies & intel sharing with #NLF/#SNA opposition proxies - in an attempt to bolster their offensive & defensive capabilities.

Then #TSK artillery support was added, along with a low-tempo campaign of covert UAV strikes.
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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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#BREAKING:#Turkey has launched a military operation to target #Syria Arab Army bases in #Aleppo & #Idlib. Operation involves #THK's F-16 fighter jets, Anka-S armed drones as well as T-122 Sakarya & T-300 Kasırga of #TSK. Video shows launch of 122mm rockets minutes ago 👇
#BREAKING:Due to the fact #Russia has not yet permitted #Turkish Air Force to fly its fighter jets over #Idlib, F-16C/D Block 50+ fighter jets of 181 Filo from 8th Main Jet Base of #THK in #Diyarbakir flew over border with #Syria & launched SOM cruise missiles at #Aleppo! Image
#BREAKING: This video which is now verified by my sources prove that the F-16C/D Block 50+ fighter jets of 181 Filo flew over the #Turkey-#Syria borderline to launch their cruise missiles at #Syria Arab Army & Air Defense targets in Al-Nayrab, #Aleppo.
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The Iranian Consultative Centre, the body of #Iran #IRGC military experts advising the #SAA, deploying Iran commanders & training militias in #Syria has issued its first ever communique admitting their widescale deployment in #Aleppo & #Idlib as well as #TSK strikes 1/7
In it, Iranians tell #Turkey that they do not wish to escalate the situation. They admit that #TSK strikes have killed a number of their fighters. However, they throw a veiled threat to Turkey, reminding it of the observation posts and the ease of 'exacting revenge' 2/7
The experts claim #Iran-backed forces 'never attacked' #TSK despite attacks against them. (This is demonstrably force as #Hezbollah fighters admitted pinning down a Turkish convoy in Idlib through multiple attacks) 3/7
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THREAD: #Hezbollah quagmire between #Idlib #Iran and the #coronavirus:
First, various reports coming from Idlib indicating major losses within Hezbollah forces, against Turkish and Turkish-supported #Syrian rebels 1/9
Second, some of the recordings made by #Hezbollah fighters indicate that the #Russians have abandoned them. See this video 👇🏼2/9
Third, many of #Hezbollah fighters receiving military training in #Iran and a number of Lebanese Shia residing or visiting Iran have been exposed to #coronavirus and are sent back to #Lebanon. 7 cases have been reported in Lebanon so far, all linked to travel from Iran 3/9
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@zamanalwsl recordings reveal direct confrontations between #Hezbollah & #TSK in S. #Idlib and #Saraqeb. Hezb fighters talk about 10+ KIA and inflicting heavy damage vs #Turkish forces (90+) when they pinned down their convoy. #TSK artillery managed to break Hezbollah's attacks.
On the #Saraqeb front, #Hezbollah fighters are suffering from #TSK artillery and drone attacks, according to the recordings. The fighter says #Russia has 'sat this fight out'. The death toll, initially set at 10, isn't final as many of their men 'are still under the rubble'.
The recordings are likely to be true. On 14 Feb, a Beirut contact mentioned that #Hezbollah will deploy 1000+ men of its Special #Radwan Forces with armour to the fighting in N. #Syria. (not including the ones already fighting since the beginning of the W. #Aleppo offensive)
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