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Uncorroborated reports suggest that #Iran is mobilizing its proxies to suppress ongoing #MahsaAmini protests. If true, #proxy participation may indicate that Iran fears disloyalty among security personnel and requires additional manpower to quell unrest. 1/4 #IranProtests
Social media users reported that #Iranian leadership is seeking to mobilize 4,000 #Hezbollah members to participate in Iranian domestic protest suppression. CTP cannot independently corroborate these reports. 2/4
This isn't the first time we're hearing these reports: #Iranian leadership has long been suspected of deploying proxies to support security forces' crackdowns in prior protest waves, like the 2009 Green Movement. 3/4…
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A famous newspaper in #Iran, Jamhuri Islami (Islamic Republic), on its front page today printed a bold title: "A Shiite uprising launched in Afghanistan"
The newspaper reports that a new group called "Hashad al-Shiite" (Shiite uprising) has announced its existence in Afghanistan.
"I will command public uprising groups to fight alongside government forces and defend our homeland," Sayed Hassan al-Haydari, the leader of this new movement said in his first speech.
Haydari said that he will defend AFG's unity& sovereignty, with his experience of defending...
...#Shiite holy shrines/places in Iraq and Syria."
This comes as in December 2020, Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, suggested that Afghan government could utilize members of the #Fatemiyoun militia, recruited& used by Iran to fight in Syria, in the fight against terrorism.
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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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Excited to publish the 6th paper in the @MiddleEastInst's counter-terrorism series:

- "Terrorism & Human Rights: The Perspective of International Law," by @GeorgetownLaw's Prof. David Stewart.

A *truly* comprehensive resource:…
@MiddleEastInst @GeorgetownLaw Lots more great research to come from @MiddleEastInst’s CT series, incl. papers on:

- #ISIS vs. #HTS media strategy
- #Yemen’s jihadi landscape
- Competing Clerical Authority in #Syria
- #ISIS’s Future/s
- Liwa al-Fatemiyoun & Afghan Shia jihad
- Syria’s Shia militias

& more.
Excited to announce the publication of the 7th release in the @MiddleEastInst's counter-terrorism series:

- A fantastic paper by @charliewinter & @HaidHaid22, comparing the communications strategies of #HTS & #ISIS in #Syria.

Check it out!…
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