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Thread: On the 5th May 2021, according to reports the #IDF conducted a rare airstrike in the vicinity of Latakia and Hama, #Syria. Due to the heavy Russian presence in Latakia and since the downing of the IL-20 in 2018 the IDF appear to have avoided this region. Image
video's from the airstrikes began to circulate. The video included is from the reported "Plastics Factory", NE of Latakia.
Early geolocation confirmed the strike. It was wildy reported that this is a civilian establishment and has no military connection in Syria, however reports elsewhere of course contradict this (i'll come back to this later)
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Unit 910 - #Hezbollah's Foreign Operations Unit.
#Unit910 is one of Hezbollah's elite & secretive units. It is headed by Talal Hamya (طلال حميّة), & is the long & strategic arm of Hezbollah & #Iran.
The purpose of this unit is to deter the West, including
🇮🇱Israel. 1
The one who headed it in the past was Imad Mourniyeh. The Unit 910 has sub-units - administrative & operational. It is confidential in relation to all #Hezbollah units. 910 has a limited number of activists, including Lebanese Shiites whose families are not from Lebanon. 2
And some have foreign passports that allow them to move freely around the world, covert by scenarios of trade or tourism. They go on missions without the knowledge of their family. What their family knows is that they are going on a trip with friends. 3
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April 1, unknown assailants targeted the Zamla oil field, under the control of #Iranian militias, south of #Raqqa, with a barrage of Grad missiles, as part of an attack considered the #1st of its kind with 3 missiles, after the Iranian militia took control of the region. 1/6
6 Grad missiles غراد targeted at once an area near Al-Manhalin 7 and 9 in the Al-Zamla field.
This was also followed by the bombing of 2 #Iranian militia HQs at the southern entrance to the field, & 4 missiles near the garage in the field, which had 1 killed & 7 wounded. 2/6
The #Iranian militias transferred the dead & injured to the Palmyra Military Hospital this morning, after they refused to reach the target site for fear of ambushes, while the #Russian warplanes spotted areas in south & east of the Zamlah field, hours after the targeting. 3/6
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🚨Syria__Military reinforcements for the #Hezbollah militia reach #Aleppo. Hezbollah militias continue to send military reinforcements to their points in the areas of Aleppo, containing various weapons and ammunition. @coalition 1/5
According to local sources, the leader, “Hajj Hussein,” nicknamed “The Eagle,” النسر was leading those reinforcements from the party's headquarters in the city of Al-Qusayr, west of Homs, to the governorate of Aleppo. 2/5
On Wednesday, a military convoy arrived at the headquarters of the thermal station that supplies the city of #Aleppo with electricity, with the aim of distributing it to the HQs at Al-Jarrah Military Airport, the town of Deir Hafer, & the water station in the town of Khafsa. 3/5
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#Syria—The🇷🇺Russian media has published new photos showing the commander of the Al-Nimr militia in the Syrian army, Brigadier General. Suhail #alHassan along with a number of Russian special forces personnel. 3 photos of "Al Hassan" were posted on March 18, and last Sunday. 1/10
🇸🇾Al-Hassan is considered one of the most prominent officers in the #Assad regime, and has a long history of carrying out massacres against the Syrian people, prompting the🇺🇸United States of America to place him on the list of sanctions. 2/10
#AlHassan commanded many military operations in #Syria, the last of which was in Idlib, and adopted the scorched earth strategy before any military offensive. 3/10
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🇱🇧Aoun calls on🇸🇦Saudi Arabia for a president other than #Hariri...& Washington for a comprehensive change. The official #Lebanese position, President Michel Aoun in particular has shifted towards trying to satisfy the Kingdom in search of a horizon for forming a government 1/16
In addition to trying to obtain Saudi satisfaction, Aouni's interest in the US position highlights, & knowing the truth about @POTUS approach to Lebanon. The Trump administration set clear conditions for forming the government & it refused to represent #Hezbollah in it. 2/16
The 🇱🇧Lebanese President moved in the direction of the Kingdom of 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia, & he sent an envoy to meet the Saudi ambassador in #Beirut. According to the information, #Aoun gave a presentation aimed at getting closer to the Kingdom, starting with an apology for... 3/16
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Video of Druze militia prepping to defend against Hezbollah. The chorus line is “We won’t wait for zero-hour.”

Joumblatt condemned the video, which appears to be also aimed at him (while affirming loyalty), calling for decisive leadership to protect the community. #Lebanon
Social order in #Lebanon is breaking down as gross mismanagement of pol leaders & inability to form a gov hastens financial collapse.

Minister of Interior cautioned security situation is primed for major deterioration. Army commander warned politicians situation unsustainable.
If history is any indication, same politicians who were once wartime militia commanders (or sons) will again transition to role of “defenders of the community.”

Such is the fate of a country with loyalty to sect & clan before loyalty to the nation 🔁

#Hezbollah is but exhibit A
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BREAKING: @ODNIgov assesses that #Putin authorized extensive efforts to interfere w/US Presidential election, including:

- denigrating @JoeBiden
- supporting Trump
- exacerbating domestic tensions
- undermining confidence in elections

2/ KEY: #Russia's strategy included efforts to "launder" misleading narratives through: "...US officials, and prominent US individuals, some of whom were close to former President Trump and his administration"
3/ This included a network of Russian influence agents that met with & provided materials to Trump administration-linked individuals... and undertook efforts to discredit @BarackObama administration & @JoeBiden.
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BREAKING: @ODNIgov releases assessment of foreign interference during #Election2020

It says #Russia #Iran carried out influence operations

#China "did not deploy interference efforts & considered but did not deploy influence efforts intended to change the outcome"
MORE: #Election2020 votes untouched by foreign interference, per @ODNIgov

"No indications that any foreign actor attempted to alter any technical aspect of the voting process ... including voter registration, casting ballots, vote tabulation or reporting results"
MORE: #Russia influence ops targeted @JoeBiden, sought to boost former President Trump

"We have high confidence in our assessment" per @ODNIgov, saying efforts were authorized by Vladimir Putin
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Happening now: @USNorthernCmd @Southcom commanders testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee

SASC Chair @SenJackReed says there will also be a classified briefing on #China's growing influence in Central & South America...
"Now, more than ever, I feel a sense of urgency about the global threats we face here in our neighborhood" @Southcom's Commander, Adm Craig Faller, tells lawmakers

Faller says top 2 threats are #China & transnational criminal organizations
#China working on "over 44 deals" in the @Southcom area of responsibility per Adm Faller

Deals include "significant loans", push for IT infrastructure

"We can't let them prevail" per Faller
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"Em Israel 🇮🇱 acabou a #pandemia, com 70% já vacinados
No fim do #Shabat hoje reabriram os bares para os vacinados! שבת שלום ולחיים

Estão cantando com euforia pela volta da alegria pra Tel-Aviv."
"No #Brasil🇧🇷, a viagem produziu manchetes, memes e análises. Foi parar em todos os jornais, TVs, rádios e sites de notícias, canais do Youtube e, claro, em threads no #Twitter.

Em #Israel🇮🇱? É um desafio encontrar #israelenses que saibam ou se lembrem de ter visto algo sobre...
...essa visita. Certamente, o nível de importância – pública ou diplomática – não pode ser comparado. Infelizmente, na balança dessa ligação internacional, o Brasil não está para Israel como Israel está para o Brasil. 👉🏾🇧🇷💉🇮🇱
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The secret #war on oil smuggling to fund Hezbollah
Part 2 - (11 Tweets)
And back to the oil tankers - if indeed #Israel hit these tankers, then it is likely that the marine force & the special units, above and below the surface of the water, worked overtime. 1/11
But no #Iranian ship sank or caught fire among the damaged ships, acc to @WSJ. The Iranians said nothing, nor did they admit that their ship had been hit. Neither Israel nor the Americans until yesterday.
"No one saw, no one heard, were there people of silence here". 2/11
🇮🇱Israel has quite a few, varied and creative ways to harm the smuggling of #Iranian oil into #Syria without causing noise & commotion. It can also be assumed that the cut-off of funding for Hezbollah's #terrorism, & especially for Hezbollah's #missile accuracy and... 3/11
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The secret war on oil smuggling to fund Hezbollah
The #smuggling axis and the money laundering- hundreds of millions of dollars that pass through 🇸🇾Syria to the #terrorist organization (#Hezbollah) in 🇱🇧Lebanon. This is how the "oil war" is conducted.
1/25–Part 1
#Iran's oil smuggling into Syria is not a new issue. They have been in place for several years, even before the #Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iran and on Syria.
The question facing Western intelligence was how #Syria pays Iran for the oil it receives. 2/25
As of May2018, when the #Iranians were barred from transferring funds in the international financial system, they had trouble getting the proceeds or payments for the oil they smuggled to China, North Korea, Syria & other countries like Turkey where oil was smuggled inland. 3/25
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🇷🇺Russia fears economic collapse in Lebanon and Syria! Russia is expanding its movement in the ME. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is touring the Gulf states. & before that, the #Russian-#Syrian meetings were continuing. Needless to say, Russia is strongly present in Syria. 1/25
🇷🇺And Russian-#Israeli communication is not interrupted. As well as the Russian-#Iranian relationship. But Moscow fears the repercussions of the new 🇺🇸US policy in the Middle East. 2/25
And it is affected like some Persian Gulf countries, especially the Kingdom of 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia. It is expanding its movement, trying to strengthen its position vis-à-vis 🇺🇸Washington. 3/25
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🇮🇱Israeli Military Intelligence publishes "Hassan #Nasrallah's file.
“Very central, excluding others, & preoccupied w/ himself. He is a very sharp person, very intelligent. But he is very narcissistic." This is how #Israeli Military Intelligence, summarized the personal & psychological characteristics of #Hezbollah's Sec Gen, Hassan Nasrallah. 2
This is what was included in excerpts published in a Heberw newspaper from a report that will be published in full on Friday, Friday, entitled “Nasrallah's File." 3
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#Hezbollah is examining live accurate ballistic #missile fire in real conditions in northern #Syria. Israel is taking care to destroy precision kits even as they make their way from #Iran to Lebanon and pass through the lands of Iraq and Syria. 1/12
🇮🇱Israel is deeply concerned about Iran's and #Hezbollah's precision project, in which #Iran is helping the Lebanese #terrorist organization convert hundreds and thousands of missiles, at various ranges, into ones that will be accurate and not statistically accurate. 2/12
#Israel frequently attacks conversion plants for these missiles on #Syrian soil, especially in the Matziaf area in the north of the country. 3/12
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Shipments of #missiles and special equipment continue to flow to Hezbollah. At sea and on land, #Iran is doing everything it can to further strengthen #Hezbollah, the #Houthis and the Iranian militias in Syria.
The #Iranians manage to regularly deliver to its consumers, such a special shipment that includes anti-aircraft missiles and equipment designed for the missile upgrade project held by Hezbollah last month at Rafiq al-Hariri Airport in Beirut.
For years, foreign intelligence systems have exposed the transfer of Hezbollah weapons and fighters to and from #Lebanon aboard Iranian civilian planes.
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#Yemen—Every day, dozens of the #Houthis militiamen are killed, in some days the number reaches hundreds, and those who try to escape the battle field, get shut by their seniors.
On the other hand, there are reports that informal meetings are being held between the #Houthi representatives and a third party mediating between them and the 🇺🇸United States.
Most security experts from the Persian Gulf state emphatically that the launches at #Aramco were not carried out by the Houthis but by the #Hezbollah Unit 400. @CENTCOM @coalition @IDF
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How the 🇮🇱Israeli defense deals with the threat of #Hezbollah's precision missiles.
PART 4— (last part, 18 tweets)
In contrast, determining a red line when it comes to #accuracy is more elusive. 1
Certainly when that "existential threat" does not exist in its classical form. For comparison, #Israel did not launch a pre-emptive strike against the threat of tunnels from #Gaza (until it saw terrorists exiting a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa and launched Operation Eitan),
nor a pre-emptive war on Palestinian terror, despite hundreds of deaths (until Seder attack). Protective wall).#Israel refrained from launching a similar counterattack on another strategic threat - the enormous amount of #chemical weapons that #Syria held until the Civil War. 3
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#Syrian opposition elements have in recent days revealed a new personality in the #Hezbollah organization that is responsible for its activities across the border. The personality in question is referred to as #Javad_Hashem, although his real name is Ahmad Hashem.
He serves as an adviser to the commander of the 90th Brigade in the Syrian army and is responsible for the training of #Assad's forces in the area - whether it be observations, artillery and the air force. The Central Command of #Iran and #Hezbollah in southern Syria
The same Syrian opposition figures claim that a year ago, #Ahmad_Hashem was responsible for bringing snipers into one of the Syrian army's positions to carry out an attack against 🇮🇱IDF forces. The operation was then exposed and their vehicle was attacked by a missile.
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How the 🇮🇱Israeli defense deals with the threat of #Hezbollah's precision missiles.
In its annual report, the Institute for National Security Studies placed the probability of war in #Lebanon in the first place, higher than the Iranian threat. 1
The latest name given by experts to this war, in publications and exercises, is "First Northern War" - assuming the war does not remain #Lebanese. #Syria (and possibly #Iraq) as well: 2
Syria itself may act against Israel to retaliate against Iran and Hezbollah for the generous assistance it provided during the civil war, and missile rockets may be fired from #Shiite militias from Iraq, and perhaps even by the #Houthis in Iran. 3
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‘The Axis of Resistance Media Network’
Designating #Iranian-linked media outlets can limit their activities, but a more holistic strategy is needed if Washington hopes to effectively counter the regime’s regional propaganda machine. 1
Reminder—#Iranian operatives sent threatening emails to Democratic voters while posing as members of the pro-Trump white nationalist group the Proud Boys. 2
One of the entities behind this disinformation campaign was the Islamic Radio and Television Union #IRTVU, which supports and in many cases created the bulk of the television channels and other media outlets run by #Iran’s proxies abroad—
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How the 🇮🇱Israeli defense deals with the threat of #Hezbollah's precision missiles.
PART 2 — (24 tweets)
#Iranians in #Syria: Three key issues were at stake: the establishment of the Iranians and their emissaries on Syrian soil, the indoctrination of the Syrian people through Shiite clerics who had been flown from Iran, and the takeover of the Syrian arms industry. 1
#Syria has a well-developed arms industry, the result of #Russian knowledge and years of local development in favor of the Syrian army arming itself in preparation for a future war against Israel. 2
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The "launches" to the campus, the monitoring of the improvement efforts & the #redline that must not be crossed in the quality & quantity of armaments: this is how the 🇮🇱Israeli defense deals with the threat of #Hezbollah's precision missiles. 1
This is probably one of the few threats that the Israeli public is not fully aware of. A significant strategic threat, which could lead #Israel to launch a pre-emptive strike, even though the pretext is not nuclear weapons. This is also the hottest issue: #Hezbollah missiles! 2
Immediately after the 2ed Lebanon War, ignoring Security Council Resolution 1701, which imposed a full #embargo on arms transfers to #Hezbollah, Hezbollah embarked on a huge logistical op, with billions of $ in #Iranian funding, equipped with tens of thousands of rockets. 3
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