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🚨Why is 20th Aug imp?

20 August 636, a battle that changed history

Between Byzantines & Muslims at Yarmuk, #Syria

Byzantines assembled a huge army against Muslims who had won Syria 1 yr ago

Muslims retreated to Yarmuk, bound by cliffs 200ft high
Vahan, a renowned General, was in command of Byzantines

Abu Ubaida was commanding Muslims, but Khalid, though removed from command by Umar, the second Caliph, was still his second in command

Retreating Muslims had brought their families & family camps were behind the army camps
Before the battle began, Vahan tried to negotiate. Khalid represented the Muslims

Vahan said,”We know that desert is very harsh. You are very poor. That is why you come to raid us every now and then. Please go back. We will give you food and gold.”
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#Saudi actors who ordered #Khashoggi's death were aware he wanted his divorce paper, but hadn't anticipated his fiancee's call to Aktay which had some swift consequences. Turkish authorities searched one of the planes leaving with part of the murder team, but found nothing. /1
"Turkish intelligence agency MIT decided to review an audio-visual feed fr inside the consulate"... Grisly details ... suggest that Khashoggi was tortured then killed soon after entering the consulate" /2 cnn.com/2018/10/19/mid…
Had Hatice Cengiz not been there to call Aktay, the Turks wouldn't have suspected as soon as they did, that #Khashoggi had been killed. The info. about that clandestine AV feed was leaked over the week as the Saudis were swift to deny & slow to cooperate with the investigation./3
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