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"The Age of Political Jihadism"

- This is an excellent in-depth look at #HTS by @azelin, a group that's changed markedly over the past 5-7yrs & represents an entirely different challenge than its #AlQaeda-aligned predecessor.

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@azelin I've been studying #HTS (& JFS & Nusra before it) closely for 11yrs & as @azelin makes clear, it's existed in its current form for longer than its previous, #AlQaeda-aligned Nusra days.

That evolution dates back to at least early-2015, when I wrote this:

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@azelin For an #AlQaeda affiliate born out of #ISIS to become a de facto governing entity that maintains ties to nation states & cooperates with INGOs is no insignificant thing.

Within its NW zone, #HTS has arguably been the most successful anti-#ISIS & AQ actor in #Syria -- but...
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Iran via #Iraq deployed many dozens Warcraft( stuff to us in war like missiles launchers rocket+drone & jets to #DeirEzzor #Homs after the #Russians reduced it’s troops here & at same times dozens of loyal #Resistance from #عراق joins #IRGC here & #Russia wants to keep pressure
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Russia wants to keep it’s pressures on zionizt fake state to not be involved in Ukraine!!

That’s the best option to masterpiece minds #Putin!

Tsw #Russian out of #Homs #DeirEzzor & if isrhell airstrikes #IRGC than #Iran ll answer

Why Iran not wish to finish #Idlib? Continues
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Coz #Sultan_Erdogan ll be happy if #IRGC & #SAA #Hezbollah #AAH #Nujuba #Fatemiyoun getting to have clashes w #ypg #pkk servants of zionizt + #uk #usa but #Turkey not wish see it’s #al_qaeda /#hts #isis getting to be injured😂

Also Iran #Syria wants to face🇺🇸 in #Hadskah! CNTU
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Just like ISIS, #Zelensky's advisor, O. Arestovich, explains why the Nazi brigades engage in acts of obscene brutality. " ISIS does it, and it works." He studied at the military academy in Odessa and explained three years ago why Russia would attack.
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Terrifying life under ISIS: Sickening dossier of DAILY beheadings, amputations and torture
(Note: ISIS, also fighting in #Ukraine, had foreign (USA/UK/Gulfstates) funding, purely by cohencidence #Azov too)
express.co.uk/news/world/614…
EXTREME CONTENT WARNING 18+: torture, captivity, sexual abuse
More footage of women bound to trees by #Ukrainian Neo-Nazis. As you can see, their backsides are purposefully exposed and not ‘hindered’ by the restrictive cord binding them.
t.me/EurasianChoice…
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🇸🇾No noroeste da #Síria , há uma grande necessidade de serviços de saúde sexual e reprodutiva. As necessidades humanitárias e de saúde estão crescendo enquanto o frágil sistema de saúde continua a enfrentar desafios estruturais, e o financiamento continua a encolher ano após ano.
🛑Como o restante da população, as mulheres na #Síria são diretamente afetadas pelas más condições de vida e pela insegurança alimentar. Muitas lutam para ter acesso à saúde devido à insegurança, à distância até as instalações de saúde e ao custo dos serviços e/ou do transporte.
⚠️Ao longo de 2021, #MSF viu várias instalações e projetos de saúde reduzirem suas atividades ou fecharem após perderem seus fundos. Isto afetou a disponibilidade de serviços de saúde sexual e reprodutiva essenciais para meninas e adolescentes, gestantes e seus recém-nascidos.
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On this day 11 years ago (15/03/2011) the Syrian people rose up against one of the most brutal regimes of modern history & launched a revolution for freedom & democracy.

Today, across the liberated areas of #Syria, people are coming together like here in #Raqqa to mark this day.
#Syria: thousands have come together in #Idlib to mark the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

Some Syrians have also come to voice their solidarity with the people living under occupation in 🇵🇸🇺🇦.
#Syria: video of the moment the #FreeSyria flag was raised over #Idlib, in celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Syrian Revolution.

During the flag raising the Arab anthem Mawtini was played on speakers, a song many hope to see as the national anthem of a post-#Assad Syria.
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Update #Ukraine .
Im Überblick:
- wichtige Stadt #Volnovakha gefallen;
- "schleichender" Sturm von #Mariupol begonnen;
- beide Seiten ziehen immer mehr Söldner ein;
- ukr.Kämpfer präsentieren die deutsche Panzerfaust3 an der Front,
- ukr.Drohne stürzt in Zagreb ab
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Die wichtige Stadt Wolnowacha im Osten der #Ukraine ist gefallen.
Russische Truppen präsentierten Aufnahmen aus dieser heftig umkämpften Stadt, die nun vollständig unter Kontrolle genommen wurde.
Haus für Haus wurde gekämpft.
#UkraineRussiaCrisis #UkraineRussiaConflict
(2/25)
Zur Erinnerung.
Während die russischen Truppen bei vielen Ortschaften auf einen verlustreichen Frontalsturm mittlerweile verzichten und die Städte stattdessen einkesseln, tobten in #Wolnowacha die bislang heftigsten Straßenschlachten.
Hier mehr👇
(3/25)
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Day 8. #Russia directing ops around Bucha,Volnovakha, Kakhovka,Kupyansk,Nova Kakhovka,Mariupol, Okhtyrka,Sumy,Chernihiv,Chuhuiv. Kherson is under Russia.Roads to Odesa,only remaining major port & Mykolaiv r open.Russia then can join forces surrounding Kyiv&cut the country in half
Pro-Jihadists in #Idlib, #Syria, encouraged by #Israel/i (Tweet below), expressing their will to travel to #Ukraine and fight as mercenaries.
Ahmad Zakayev, a forgotten name from the 1990s who fought against the Russians during the First Chechen War, declared during an interview with the Russian-language, US-funded Current Time TV, that Chechens are ready to defend #Ukraine against #Russia.
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Turkish TB2 Drones are proving to be #Ukraine's secret weapon against the #Russian Invasion

Turkish drones are cheap, mobile, and effective at taking out Russian tank convoys

I explain below👇👇🧵
First: here is an example of how #Turkish drones are being used in #Ukraine against #Russian forces

But #Ukraine has only 12 Bayraktar TB2 Drones in its armed forces, far less than it needs to counter #Russia

Important question: Will #Erdogan and #Turkey send more drones to Ukraine?
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NEW: Dead #ISIS leader was taking "extreme measures" for security prior to his death

Just released @UN report says one intel agency concluded Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-#Mawla (aka Au Ibrahim al-Hashimi al #Qurashi) banned electronics from being carried in his vicinity
.@UN report also says the now dead #ISIS leader was "believed to move regularly between #Iraq & the #Syria|n Arab Republic"

US officials said they had tracked al-#Mawla to his hideout in #Idlib, that he never left & that op had been planned for months
Per @UN intel report, compiled prior to the #ISIS leader's death, "The #Idlib de-escalation zone remains important for [#ISIS] as a strategic location providing limited safe haven; some ISIL activity is noted near the Turkish border"
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Thread: Most salient information from the White House and Pentagon briefings on yesterday's US raid that killed Islamic State leader Hajji Abdullah (Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi) in #Idlib.
The operation was in the works for months.

US confirmed by early December that the IS leader was living in the compound; the exact layout of the compound; and exactly who was where.

The reason a raid was chosen vs. an airstrike was an innocent family on the first floor.
So good was the US intelligence that they knew that Hajji Abdullah detonating his suicide vest on the third floor would not bring down the building, hence the decision to risk the operation despite knowing he would do this.
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#ISIS's choice of NW #Idlib as a hiding point for leaders raises complex analytical Qs.

What it does not suggest, is that #Idlib's de facto governing actor, #HTS, is in some way complicit in harboring #ISIS. That's simply factually illogical, given years of open hostility.
#HTS has conducted 100+ deadly raids targeting #ISIS cells in #Idlib since mid-2017 -- & is similarly hostile to #AlQaeda too, having wiped out AQ's operational presence in #Idlib 18 months ago.

Like all non-state actors, #HTS's capacity to know everything is distinctly limited.
Just like the #SDF missed 200-300 #ISIS militants & x2 SVBIEDs crossing 12 of their own checkpoints into #Hasakeh city & al-Sina Prison, #HTS missed a man & his family living in one level of a 3-storey building near #Atmeh -- an area flooded with transitory IDPs communities.
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Oha.
Es wurde bekannt, was es für ein nächtlicher Sondereinsatz des US-Militärs in der syrischen Provinz #Idlib war.
Ein US-Spezialkommando tötete den neuen IS-Chef #AbuIbrahim al-Haschimi al-Quraischi.
Er versteckte sich nur wenige Hundert Meter von der türkischen Grenze..
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Zur Erinnerung.
Heute wurde bekannt, dass die USA überraschend eine Spezialoperation in der syrischen Terrorprovinz #Idlib ausgeführt haben.
Das Ganze war sofort sehr ungewöhnlich, weil die Provinz eigentlich unter türk. Kontrolle steht.
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(2/7)
Nun wissen wir also mehr. Es ging um die Eliminierung des neuen IS-Chefs.
Die Operation war dramatisch verlaufen...und brachte erheblichen "Kollateralschaden", wie es das US-Militär ausdrückt.
Bei der Operation sollen 13 Zivilisten , darunter 4 Kinder, getötet worden sein.
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Brisante Meldungen aus #Syrien
US-Sondereinheiten haben in der Nacht eine Spezialoperation in der Terrorhochburg #Idlib ausgeführt.
Es ist erst die 2. solche Operation überhaupt.
Eigentlich steht die Provinz unter der Kontrolle der Türkei sowie pro-türkischer Gruppierungen
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Es ist extrem ungewöhnlich, dass die USA eine Spezialoperation in #Idlib ausführen.
Da die Provinz von türk.Soldaten und pro-türk.Gruppierungen kontrolliert wird, mischt sich Washington da eigentlich nie ein.
Nun gab es aber trotzdem eine regelrechte Nacht-und-Nebel-Operation
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Auf vorhandenen Augenzeugen-Videos ist rein gar nichts zu sehen, nur schwere Gefechte zu hören.
Es heißt aber, ein US-Sonderkommando drang, unterstützt von Apache-Kampfhelis und Reaper-Drohnen, in #Idlib ein und attackierte hohe Köpfe der HTS-Terrorgruppierung in der Region
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BREAKING: Pentagon confirms major US counter-terror op

“US Special Operations forces under the control of US Central Command conducted a counterterrorism mission this evening in northwest #Syria. The mission was successful" per @PentagonPresSec
MORE: "There were no US casualties" per @PentagonPresSec "More information will be provided as it becomes available”
Worth noting: @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Kenneth McKenzie had been scheduled to speak Thursday morning US ET at @MiddleEastInst BUT the event was canceled late Thursday
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Something big is going down in NW #Syria -- (a) U.S. helicopter gunships firing on a target in the #Jinderes area of #Afrin & (b) a possible SOF raid targeting Tauqir Sharif, a [former] #UK citizen in the Atmeh area of #Idlib.

Personally, I'd be amazed if such an operation was launched at Tauqir Sharif (Abu Hossam al-Britani) -- while his #UK citizenship was revoked, the cause for doing so never seemed more than tenuous.
The house in the #Atmeh area has reportedly been surrounded by [alleged U.S.] SOF -- a loudspeaker just ordered the building to be emptied.



My guess: it's a senior #AlQaeda (Huras al-Din) figure -- HaD seniors are known to hide in the Atmeh area.
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#Idlib: Various images of new Tavhid Va Jihod fighters training/on ribat recently. An interesting variety of materiel seen; PG-7VT, PG-7VM, various AKM/PK(M) variants, HTS-made al Buraq APC///

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... more images include a Metis-M1 ATGM team, AM-50 Sayyad pattern anti-materiel rifle, ZPU-2/dual KPV 14.5mm HMG mount technical and locally modified Mosin-Nagant rifle

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We also see a 9M113 Konkurs pattern ATGM on a 9P135 GLS (Note that the possible "thermal sleeve" is carefully hidden), more locally made APC, AK-74, more RPG-7 etc. Note PGO-7 optic.

All previously seen but indicates a rebuilding after personnel losses in 2019-2020.

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#Idlib: Ansar al Tawhid released a new training video. Some interesting aspects include SPG-9(M) pattern RCL with a PGOK-9 optic adapted to fire from the shoulder, and a 1998-dated AGS-17 30x29mm automatic grenade launcher. ImageImageImageImage
They also trained with RPG-7 (PG-7VM and PG-7VL seen), with have fairly uncommon PGO-7 pattern optics. ImageImageImage
Small arms are standard- AKM/AK-103(-2)/PK & PKM/AK-74(M). AK-103 aren't particularly common but can be status weapons fairly often. ImageImageImageImage
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Anlaşılan Lütfü Türkkan'ında (@LutfuTurkkan) aynı @meral_aksener gibi @RTErdogan, @suleymansoylu ve @dbdevletbahceli gibilerinden bir farkları yok...

@iyiparti'nin @Akparti'den/@MHP_Bilgi'den bir farkı yok, onlar gibi #serefsiz, #yolsuz, #terbiyesiz yalakalardan oluşuyorlar.
Demek istediğim şey Lütfü Türkkan'ın olduğu @iyiparti zaten parsel rantından da hoşlanıyor:
Yangınlar sırasında imar yasasından oylamada kabul edenler arasında #erdoğan ile çıkar ilişkisi olan bazı @iyiparti'lilerin de el kaldırdığını @Profiozturk (@MoonStar_TV) anlatmıştı zaten:
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Update #Syrien .
Im Überblick:
- Türkei verlegt weiter Truppen an die Trennlinie zu den kurdisch bewohnten Gebieten,
- #Israel attackiert Vororte von #Damascus ,
- Russland fliegt Luftangriffe auf Gruppierungen in #Idlib .
Details im Thread👇
#Syria
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Die Türkei zieht weiter Truppen an der Trennlinie zu den kurdisch bewohnten Gebieten zusammen.
Eine türkische Offensive auf kurdische Stellungen wird erwartet. Zugleich muss man sagen, dass sich Ankara ziemlich viel Zeit lässt im Vergleich dazu, was zuvor gesagt wurde.
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Zur Erinnerung.
Ankara hatte bereits vor zwei Wochen mit einer Militäroffensive gegen die Kurden in #Syrien gedroht.
Die Operation wird vermutlich das Ziel haben, die beiden türkisch kontrollierten "Pufferzonen" zu verbinden.
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(3/7)
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Suriye'deki Bu harektlilikte elimizden geldiği kadar anlık haber akışı yapacağız ...
Rejime ait askeri konvoy Afrin bölgesine doğru ilerleyor..
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Esed rejimi PKK yı korumak için kendini parçalıyor .
#Esed Rejimine ait askeri konvoyun
#Minbij bölgesine doğru ilerleyişi sürüyor .
Esed birliklerini sağa sola kaydırıyor .
Daha önce Bir haftada elindeki envanterin yüzde 25ini kaybetmiş idi . #İran ve #Rusya takviye yaptı . Image
Haberleri hergun aynı twet serisinde yayinlayarak haberleri arşivlemek istiyorum .
Sayfalarınızı bu şekilde rahatsız edebilirim şimdiden özür dilerim
#gencöncü #suriye #haleb #idlib
#arsivdedursun ,.
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Update #Syria
Die Türkei verlegt weiter Kriegsgerät in den Norden von Syrien.
Die meisten Konvois treffen in #Idlib ein, manche auch in #Afrin und an der Trennlinie zu den kurdisch kontrollierten Gebieten.
Es wird weiterhin gerätselt, ob Ankara neue Militäroperation startet
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Zuvor hatte #Erdogan mit neuen Militärschritten in #Syrien gedroht, um die "kurdische Bedrohung" zu beenden.
Es wird vermutet, dass die Operation südlich von #Kobani anlaufen könnte, um die beiden "Pufferzonen" miteinander zu verbinden.
#Syria #Idlib
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Unterdessen flog die russische Luftwaffe wieder schwere Angriffe auf Stellungen pro-türkischer Gruppierungen in #Idlib .
Ankara unternimmt nichts, um dies zu verhindern.
Womöglich ist es sogar in türk.Interesse, dass die Söldnergruppen "von anderen" beseitigt werden.
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#Turkey-#Iraq coordinated #ISIS raid in #Syria.

I suspected this would have been the case -- #Turkey's (MIT) been tracking #ISIS senior movements between NW-NE #Syria in recent months.

Some #HTS (SSG) raids on #ISIS in #Idlib have (I'm told) been conducted on MIT intelligence.
I'm seeing some credible claims that al-Juburi was captured *by* #Turkey in NW #Syria, brought north onto Turkish soil & then handed over to ISF for deportation to #Iraq.

Not confirmed, but would shake things up if true... and raise Qs about whether #HTS played a role too?
#ISIS leader "Jasim was in northwestern #Syria when he was caught with help from local security forces", per @Reuters.

That can only realistically mean #HTS &/or its Salvation Government's General Security Service (GSS).

Fascinating new details.

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#Idlib
La situation dans le nord-ouest de la #Syrie indique que le régime, avec le soutien de la Russie, veut contrôler la campagne sud d'#Idlib, dans un premier temps, suivi de la ville de Jisr al-Choughour dans la campagne ouest d'Idlib, et peut aller plus loin en avançant
vers la ville d'Idlib elle-même, qu'il avait perdue en 2015. Il est clair que le régime syrien souhaite des implantations à Idlib similaires à celles qu'il poursuit dans la province de #Deraa. Mais le côté turc, jusqu'à présent, tient à maintenir les forces du régime à
l'écart de ses frontières, ce qui explique pourquoi elle a déployé des milliers de soldats dans diverses régions de la province, il est donc probable que l'armée turque ne restera pas neutre si les forces du régime avancent dans les profondeurs du gouvernorat d'#Idlib.
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La #Russie a demandé de retirer les points turcs de la campagne d'#Idlib. Le journal Al-Araby Al-Jadeed a déclaré à propos de sources turques, les décrivant comme « informés » des réunions turco-russes : « Idlib est actuellement le nœud le plus difficile entre
la Turquie et la Russie, à la lumière du rejet par Moscou des propositions turques liées à la mise en œuvre des accords entre les deux pays, qui exigent la formation d'une zone tampon sur la route internationale M4, et la sécurisation de la route en vue de son ouverture.
D'autre part, la Turquie "après le sommet Erdogan-Poutine a pris plusieurs mesures militaires sur le terrain, qui n'ont pas été acceptées par la partie russe jusqu'à présent, ce qui a incité la Russie à poursuivre l'escalade et à menacer une action militaire dans la région".
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