Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #daraa

Most recents (24)

🚨🚨 HELP Syria 🚨🚨
Russian Intelligence Service: #US uses #terrorist groups to undermine situation in #Syria
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has announced that the #US continues to use #terrorist groups in #Syria to undermine positions of the Syrian government.
“The Central Command of the #US forces is planning to form battalions of terrorists to carry out hostile acts against the legitimate #Syrian government”
-Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin-
Read 29 tweets
According to recent leaks, #ISIS's evolved administrative structure is ruffling some internal feathers in the #MiddleEast.

The crux of internal tensions lies in the increasingly blurry lines of authority over operations, leadership succession & resource use in #Iraq & #Syria.
Leaks claim #ISIS's "Ardh al-Mubarakah" office manages operations in #Syria, #Lebanon & #Turkey, while the Bilad al-Rafidayn office runs #Iraq.

The latter was also running ops in #Iran -- until recently at least, when #Iran was folded into the #Afghanistan "Al-Siddique" office.
These recent leaks - from normally reliable sources - claim Abu al-Hassan's succession in March 2022 was decided by the Ardh al-Mubarakah office, without any consultation with the Bilad al-Rafidayn office in #Iraq.

He then risked locating to #Daraa, also without any consolation.
Read 7 tweets
The fuel crisis continues with no service at fuel stations in most population centres with public transportation cut for most areas with minimal taxis or mini busses available.
#Syria #Syrianarmy🇸🇾
People have been killed and injuried in accidents with overloaded vehicles and public events cancelled and government hours cut.
#Syria #Syrianarmy🇸🇾
A Syrian military barrier opposed an American patrol and prevented it from passing through the village of Khuild located near to the town of Tel Brak in the #Hasakah countryside.
The U.S. patrol changed direction and departed the area.
#Syria #SyAA #Syrianarmy🇸🇾
Read 9 tweets
NEW - #ISIS announce the death of leader Abu al-Hassan al-Qurashi -- "killed in action," but no details as to when or where.

His replacement is named as Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini.
Lots of rumor swirling re. #ISIS's leader's death.

- Some (linked to #SDF) say he was killed in a joint US-SDF raid in NE #Syria.

- Some (linked to opposition) say he was killed in #Idlib, either (a) Nov 19 during a reported #HTS SSG raid, or (b) Nov 26 in an unreported op.
- And still others (mostly observers) think this is all a ruse & #ISIS leader Abu al-Hassan is still alive.

As always with #Syria, it'll take time for reality to emerge. Time to do some digging.
Read 6 tweets
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
Read 5 tweets
Thread on recent developments in #Daraa, southern Syria:

1/ In early July, the Syrian military deployed reinforcements to #Daraa province. This is particularly to the western and northwestern parts of the region…
2/ During a meeting with representatives of local communities, members of the Military and Security Committee (MSC) discussed the deteriorating conditions and the increasing attacks against military and security forces in #Daraa
3/ The MSC demanded the surrender of wanted individuals and threatened a military offensive using artillery and warplanes against #Jasim, #Tafas, #Yadoudeh, and Daraa al-Balad of #Daraa city…
Read 10 tweets
"The 🇯🇴 soldiers welcomed us at the border to sent us toward the camps. I told him 'wait a minute, I want to have a last look at Syria.'"
Listening to @lysedoucet & @LoraElwen report on the 10th anniversary of @ZaatariCamp and it brought back memories… /1
Memories of spending close to a decade working with @SavetheChildren for children and families affected by conflict in #Syria, #Iraq, #Somalia, #Myanmar, #Palestine, and many other places. And losing #cynicism, finding #purpose, and changing my perspective on conflict and war. /2
In 2011, I was sitting in an air conditioned office at @WorldBank in Washington DC. I thought I had landed my dream job. But instead I had tasted #bureaucracy, #hierarchy and the #cynicism of organizational politics. If you had met the 2011 version of myself, you would agree. /3
Read 11 tweets
“The main obstacle to a safe & dignified return is the way displaced Syrians are seen by the international community.”

@MD_Hosini, from SACD diplomatic outreach team, participated today in a panel discussion organized by @CarnegieMEC & here’s a🧵of most important points he made:
Syrians have been dehumanized for years by #Russia, #Iran and Assad regime, resulting in disastrous outcomes. While at the same time, the world froze, preventing necessary & sustainable solutions, based on our rights which are supposed to be universal, from being implemented. 2/
Yet we have seen how swiftly such solutions have been put into action immediately in #Ukraine, but in the case of #Syria, we are still suffering and very far from it. 3/
Read 26 tweets
أعلنت قوات #نظام_الأسد عن إجراء عدد من #التسويات لعدد من أبناء #درعا، وذلك للذين لم يقوموا بالتسوية في #أيلول الفائت.
التسوية تمت في #قصر_الحوريات بحضور شخصيات #أمنية مهمة من نظام أسد أبرزها #اللواء #حسام_لوقا
The forces of the #Assad regime announced that a number of #settlements had been made to a number of people from Daraa, for those who did not make the settlement last #September.
Read 4 tweets
Kriegstrommeln wirbeln wieder in den Medien. Weil die 🇸🇾 & 🇷🇺Armee die letzten Gebiete in #Daraa von Terroristen befreien. Sie erfinden in den letzten Tagen wieder steile Thesen, um Propaganda zu verbreiten. Was sie nicht zeigen: Menschen kehren in die befreiten Gebiete zurück.
Stattdessen behaupten sie, dass die Menschen aus den Gebieten flüchten. Was sie auch nicht berichten: Dass die Giftgas-Berichte, die der syrischen Armee alle in die Schuhe geschoben haben, gestellt waren. So funktionieren unsere Medien. 🤷🏻‍♂️…
Es ist unglaublich, welche Desinformation weiterhin verbreitet wird, um euch zu verunsichern & um euch weiterhin zu zeigen, dass 🇸🇾ein einziger Dämon ist. Achtet darauf bitte. Immer wenn sie etwas berichten müssen, tun sie das Gegenteil. Dämonisieren.…
Read 8 tweets
So much has happened in #Syria in the past week – world leaders must end their silence in the face of terrifying developments and the suffering of civilians across the country. Turning a blind eye to all these atrocities only gives the regime a green light to commit more. THREAD
#Daraa al-Balad has seen its autonomy crushed in the past days following 79 days of siege & heavy attack. Citizens now face additional military checkpoints, house searches & the threat of arrest for expressing opposition to the regime. 38k people remain displaced from their homes
Meanwhile the regime & Russia escalated attacks on NW Syria in the last 24h, striking towns, a camp & medical point killing 5 civilians & injuring 11. Since June over 120 civilians were killed incl. 45 children. #COVID in #Idlib is worsening with a record 1417 new cases on Friday
Read 6 tweets
Attacks on civilians in #Daraa al-Balad intensified this weekend w/ reports of casualties & heavy shelling. The regime has besieged the city since June, strangling food, medicine & electric to over 50,000 people, in retaliation to local criticism of Assad's sham ‘re-election’ 1/5 Image
Ceasefire negotiations are in peril after the Assad regime refused to recognize peoples’ right to demonstrate and express their opinion, and called for house searches and additional military checkpoints. 2/5
To further escalate tensions, on Saturday morning the regime sent green buses to Daraa al-Balad – reminiscent of Syria’s worst sieges – threatening to forcibly displace Daraa al-Balad’s civilians to northern Syria. 3/5
Read 5 tweets
As we speak the people of #Daraa are dying under the barrage of rockets and artillery attacks by the Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias. The humanitarian and security situation is the worst ever since the siege began 70 days ago. 1/ #SyriaIsNotSafe
The militias of the Fourth Division and Iran are trying, to advance towards Daraa al-Balad and the refugee camps in Daraa under heavy cover of fire with “elephant” missiles and hundreds of rocket-propelled grenades. 2/
Hundreds of families have been displaced from Tafas and Jillin in west #Daraa as attacks intensify. 3/
Read 10 tweets
The Lebanese authorities have confirmed that they arrested six men last seen entering the Syrian embassy in #Lebanon to pick up their passports. 1/…
Given the fact on the ground, it seems very likely that the Syrian embassy in Beirut is complicit in the arrest of its very own citizens as the arrested men where informed by the embassy to pick up their passports prior to their disappearance. 2/
We do acknowledge that those Syrians have entered Lebanon illegally, however we do understand that they were forced to flee #Daraa because of the worsening security situation and the imminent threat to their lives. 3/
Read 6 tweets
What happened in #Daraa today was not a surprise -- it's been on the cards for 2+ years.

#Assad won't "reconcile" with opponents he has labeled "germs" since 2011 & #Russia has unsurprisingly proven incapable of facilitating the impossible.

This is why UNSCR 2254 exists.
In 2019-20, the most consistently unstable region of #Syria was #Daraa.

Far from being "reconciled," the "cradle of the revolution" had been brutally suppressed & forced to a surrender - & few/none of its conditions were later met.

That's no solution to a decade-long hostility.
When #Syria's largest "reconciled zone" is the country's most unstable, you have incontrovertible evidence that #Russia's reconciliation strategy is a failure.

#Syria will never stabilize with an unchallenged #Assad at the helm - this ought to be clear by today.
Read 8 tweets
S. #Syria: this morning this huge convoy reached town of #Daraa. It has 100s of 4th Division soldiers with heavy artillery & many armor incl. Adra tanks equipped for urban warfare. Way to get concessions but any offensive has to been greenlighted by #Russia (not the case so far).
S. #Syria: among the equipment 4th Division brought in #Daraa this morning, there's also the IRAM heavy "Golan" launcher, with 12 x 360 mm caliber's rockets (each one with a warhead of 180 kg). Highly imprecise, use for carpet bombardment. ImageImage
S. #Syria: today 4th Division entered the S. part of #Daraa, breaching deal to set up few checkpoints. It triggered clashes with local insurgents. After sporadic shelling, tensions remain tonight amidst negotiations. Outcome: one killed, several wounded.
Read 79 tweets
#Syria 🧵:10 years into the Syrian conflict, the Syrian regime is still trying to twist the facts. Social media and mobile messaging apps have also made it easier for #disinformation to spread. If you spot any of the 👇myths in your feeds, call them out.!yXWTYB
Syrian officials blame the #sanctions to say that they prevent refugees from returning to a "safe" #Syria. In reality, the regime's security forces arrested many of those who returned to the areas under its control and forced many to enlist in the army. 👉!yXWTYB
The Syrian regime claims that the sanctions are an economic siege imposed on the Syrian people, while Bashar al-Assad himself admitted that the crisis began years after the so-called "siege". Our sanctions target the Syrian regime and its allies.👉!yXWTYB
Read 7 tweets
With the #Biden administration settled in, there's a clear trend emerging in certain circles to swat away long-standing, complex foreign policy challenges -- and #Syria appears to be low-hanging fruit.

'#Syria doesn't matter,' some say... 'It was just never that important.'
It's good for there to be a debate -- & yes, 'great power competition' (#China, #Russia etc.) ought to be *the* priority.

BUT to shove #Syria aside as a minor inconvenience would be profoundly reckless, given the extraordinary costs it's inflicted on global stability since '11.
So far, arguments in favor of '#Syria doesn't matter' can be broken down into 2 camps:

(1) Those who ignore the profound past, current & future costs altogether - or worse - (2) those who astonishingly claim that #Assad, #Russia & #Iran can resolve the crisis & achieve stability
Read 16 tweets
#Syria's regime appears to be facing a sharp increase in public criticism from across its population - people are exasperated at rife corruption & incompetence.

In lieu of this, secret police have been behind a spate of arrests targeting prominent critics, many of them #Alawite.
#pt: While some observers in the West [inaccurately] attribute #Syria's deep economic crisis to sanctions, #Assad's "loyalist critics" don't appear to be convinced -- they've been laying the blame squarely at the regime & parliament's doorsteps.

i.e. the propaganda is faltering.
#pt: No matter where you look in #Assad-held areas, the regime is clearly unable to provide, govern, secure or stabilize.

For the many Syrians who've stood by the regime since '11, their sacrificed 'blood & treasure' appear to have been merely for Bashar -- no reciprocal award.
Read 17 tweets
#Syria: again a large quantity of drugs coming from Assad-held areas was seized. This time it was captured yesterday by SNA in E. #Aleppo CS. No less than 900,000 pills of captagon were hidden in a truck. ImageImageImage
Another large quantity of drugs from #Syria was seized yesterday, this time by #Jordan. Hashish & 214,000 pills of Captagon were seized.…
S. #Syria: today 5th Corps clashed with drugs smugglers coming from Suwayda in area of Bosra (E. #Daraa). 3 men were arrested, hashish & captagon pills also seized👇 ImageImageImageImage
Read 171 tweets
Dear @chloehadj would you please cease & desist from history revisionism for #BBC #UKFCO & #WhiteHelmets. You insist on claiming I have not spoken to WH members - that is an outright lie as you well know because I have informed you that I have & my articles disprove your lie.
Just one example below. I hve also interviewed former #WhiteHelmets still inside #Syria. Remind me, you have never been inside Syria since the war started if I remember correctly. In fact your "rigorous journalism" is based entirely on the testimony of #WhiteHelmets
and child-beheader-linked researchers. You rely entirely on the very people who created, promoted & equipped #WhiteHelmets in order to criminalise Syrian govt, army & allies for your "evidence" that WH are the good guys. Brazen conflict of interest.
Read 7 tweets
Another year is going to finish. 2020 has left us with fewer military events in the Syrian military conflict. Reflecting the enormous influence of the regional powers in the country, where the end of the war is still far away due to political blockade that has led to a stalemate
As we saw during the last days of 2019, #SAA had begun #Op_Redemption3 in order to retake M5 highway. After a small hiatus during the first weeks of January, Russian-Turkish negotiations failed & #SAA restarted the offensive by opening three axis S. #Idlib, S. #Aleppo & its city.
12 days before the restart of military advances #SAA had already liberated Maarrat al-Numan town & big parts of S. #Idlib countryside. However, the advance didn't stop & one week later #SAA liberated another stronghold, Saraqib, reaching M4 highway & joining with S. #Aleppo axis.
Read 16 tweets
#Syria the weak & unstable reconciliation in #Daraa reached #Damascus countryside. Clashes erupted between ex-rebels and regime forces in Kanaker town as regime forces tried to enter the town and arrest locals who protested yesterday after regime arrested 3 women on a checkpoint
Tension in Kanaker has been escalating in the past few months after regime TV aired an interview of 5 young men and 1 woman accused of being affiliated with underground insurgency group Saraya Qasioun, they said they were responsible for IED attacks in Damascus & its countryside
The alleged cell said they were led by former commander of Furqan Brigade, ex-rebel group in Quneitra & Damascus countryside. The leader of the Brigade Majed al-Khatib, currently in Jordan, denied accusation & said the young men were tortured & forced to say so #Syria
Read 5 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!