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Twitter released the tweets of another 418 russian accounts on January 31.
I'm going to use this thread to take a look at the information they gave us about these accounts.
And talk about other bots and trolls you can find using this data.
blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/c…
Of the 418 accounts 1 was a double, @CovfefeNationUS it was already included in the last batch of accounts.
One was not actually suspended until I reminded them.
2 of them had active backup accounts at the time of publication of the data.
around 320 of the accounts I had tweeted about a lot. So i'm not going to bother going back over them.
I found them right after NBC put out the 1st batch of tweets from the russian trolls.
They were bots, and most of the data about what they did is unavailable.
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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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Thread-> Assassinated Media Man Raed al-Fares: “This uprising was a Media Uprising in the beginning”

Raed was direct recipient of State Dept. funding for his Radio station & other media activity. Important to remember this U.S. initiative started almost immediately after Sep 11
2-This "Freedom Agenda" intended to ‘broaden’ the US approach to ME reform by addressing issues like ‘freedom from fear’.It was situated at State’s Bureau of Near East Affairs (NEA), it was sesigned to be a flexible enjoying a high degree of independence from bureaucratic control
3-To fund these programs, MEPI (main vehicle) originally (2002) relied on emergency supplemental appropriations from Congress which combined into a total of $119 million, but by FY2008 the program received a cumulative funding of $497.7 m (Obama would add another $355 m by 2015)
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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 - Interesting how some find themselves estonished about #KSA Khashoggi affair... Remember #KSA was one of last #Assad regime supporters in 2011. The kingdom was supporting regime (its supporters forgeting it, strangely) when all others arab states declared it criminal (1).
#SRO - During the 2011 first months of brutal killings of thousands of protesters by regime soldiers and shabihas, #KSA took the stance to be "neutral", watching the massacre without any problem : and for sure, most of those killed could vote, a day, for Muslim Brotherhood (2).
#SRO - When #Turkey and #Qatar began to act in june - july 2011, #KSA refused to follow. But when armed struggle began with army defector and some MB linked groups about to fight #KSA was seeing its enemies (Muslim Brotherhood) about to take another country (after #Egypt) (3).
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BREAKING - Likely #Israel airstrikes just hit a scientific research center - reportedly linked to the SSRC - in #Latakia.

#Assad regime air defenses were allegedly activated in multiple provinces: #Latakia, #Tartus, #Homs & #Hama.
Mabrouk #Assad - your invincible air defenses shot down an aircraft!

... a #Russia IL-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down over #Syria tonight - amid #Israel airstrikes in #Latakia.

#OwnGoal

Tonight’s developments vis-a-vis #Israel & Russia are a pretty big deal.

It would seem #Israel may have acted without giving #Moscow prior warning = big challenge to their prior arrangement.

Or, #Russia did know, but got attacked by their errant ally in #Damascus = humiliating.
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Iranian militias in #Syria
By the beginning of 2012, with the increasing peaceful demonstrations the #IRGC began to feel the danger to the regime of its ally Assad and the major schisms within the #Assad army. Opposition sources estimate the number of dissidents at 150,000.1/12
Because of Assad's field losses, Tehran gave orders to #Hezbollah terrorist militia to conduct military intervention to save #Assad. It was the first direct military presence of the militia in southern #Damascus and the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.2/12
#Iran #USA
Over time, the #IRGC has established a number of trained, financially and militarily supported militias from #Tehran that are spread over a number of Syrian provinces from #Aleppo to #Daraa.3/12
#Iran #Syria #USA #Israel #IDF #Russia
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Syrian Refugees Fear Return to Palmyra because of U.S and ISIS presence @FortRussNews fort-russ.com/2018/08/syrian…
As #Syria Nears VICTORY, Terrorist Destruction in #Homs Totals $2 Billion @FortRussNews fort-russ.com/2018/08/as-syr…
WATCH: Russian Officers Train Syrian Sappers in Homs @FortRussNews fort-russ.com/2018/08/watch-…
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In 2015 after fall of #Palmyra #ISIS quickly came through gates of #Damascus and #Suwayda but they focused on #Qalamoun. After 2016, #FSA near Jordanian border started to attack to ISIS and gained ground through early 2017.
When #SAA was planning massive offensive to capture whole #ISIS areas in the center and east of country. #FSA in #Qalamun and near Jordanian border attacks to ISIS and try to open supply line for the besieged Qalamun pocket.
#ISIS was pulling back these areas quickly. They did same in June 2016. They fallback near al Tanf and Iraqi border. Rebels with US Spec Ops attacked #AbuKamal under US-led Coaltion Air Support.
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Thread: Over the Last 24 hours a series of events have led to a dangerously escalating situation between #Israel, #Iran & #Syria
1/ #Trump withdraws from #IranNuclearDeal
2/ #Israel Instantly activates bomb Shelters in Golan Heights
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At 3:55 PM (EEST), #USA - #France - #UK start their tripple aggression on #Syria|n Arab Republic by launching 103 missiles from sea & air, most of them (71 missiles) were shot down by #Syria|n Arab Air Defense units. (14 April 2018)
One building of 1st official target (map) was hit & damaged by hostile missiles from Triple Aggressors (#USA - #UK - #France).

#Syria|n Arab Air Defense units successfully jammed away hostile missiles from rest of official targets in #Homs countryside. (14 April 2018)
There is no truth to enemy media that claim #Syria|n Republican Guard base (104th or 105th Brigade) on Mt #Qasioun was hit by hostile missiles from Tripple Aggressors (#UK - #USA - #France).

Greetings from #SRG soldiers that confirm everything is fine at that base. #DAMASCUS
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Thread: Here’s how the U.S led strikes on #Syria developed from here in the Capital #Damascus in the early hours of this morning
1. At around 4.30 Damascus time I awoke to initial large sounds of over 10 rocket attacks, it immediately was clear from the types of missile being heard that it was a Western Attack conducted by the #U.S #France & #U.K
2. The strikes were heard clearly in all parts of the Capital and continued on and off for a duration of 50 minutes, Syrian state media reported the strikes but didn’t provide information as to the locations
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#Breakingnews :: explosions in the #Syrian capital #Damascus in #Syria after #Trump speech .
The pro Syrian regime sources :: the Syrian regime defenses trying to attack the USA missiles.
local sources :: explosions in the city of #Mayadin southeast of #DeirezZorin #Syria .
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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Update from T4 airbase just attacked by missiles/strikes in East #Homs
1. Over 20 missiles landed in and around the Airbase
2. 8 were reportedly intercepted by Syrian air defenses
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US warships in the Mediterranean sea are launching missiles against the Syrian Army at the T4 Airbase, not far from #ISIS-held areas of #Homs desert.
Syrian air defense have intercepted some missiles
UPDATE: Pentagon and White House both claim the US is NOT attacking #Syria. If true, this would mean #Israel conducted the attacks.
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BREAKING: multiple sources from #Lebanon are reporting loud sounds of fighter jets flying low over the country in the middle of the night. Possibly going to #Syria for a military strike
Reports of unidentified fighters flying low over #Lebanon being reported all over.

Something is definitely happening (in #Syria?) tonight
Snapchat story from Jounieh, just north of #Beirut. Fighter jets are clearly flying over #Lebanon. #Syria
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We started a new year (I hope the last) of the Syrian civil war. But 2017 has been the most important year & the result of inflection point of the war in 2016 with many political & military developments : (1)
The first military operation of #SAA was Wadi Bara (23/12/2016 - 29/1/2017) which finished with the evacuation of rebels from Wadi Barada & the North montainous area in the border with Lebanon. At the same time other forces advanced in E.Ghouta reaching some parts of Hazrama (2)
#SDF started the second phase of #WrathOfEuphrates operation on December securing the West flank of #Raqqa plains (3)
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1-Trip starts w standard car ride from Beirut to #Damascus. Capital feels v safe. During dinner, sound of artillery. No one flinches but me
2-Next day is spent with friends. Conversations ranged from discussing the #Syrian war to discussing the Syrian war.
3-Ride to #Aleppo is planned for 7:30 am start. I Am reminded that the old Damascus/Aleppo highway is only operable up to Homs
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