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I’ve gotten a lot of questions this week about #YevgenyPrigozhin’s public statement about his role as founder of the #WagnerGroup.The incoming is almost too much to handle so I thought I’d lay down a few thoughts here for journalists and other interested parties. 🧵 Image
1/#Prigozhin has had a kind of coming out party over the last few weeks with the buzz surrounding the release of a video showing him making a recruiting pitch to prisoners in a #Russian penal colony. The timing is, of course, curious. Image
2/We can get into the significance of the fact that the prison pictured is in the Mari El Republic in a separate thread--but suffice it to say there are a lot of stakeholders w/ overlapping interests co-located there. Image
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JUST IN: Aleppo province: Reliable SOHR sources in Azaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo have managed to identify one of the three persons which had been arrested... Image
in the city by Turkish authorities which claimed that those people were “communicating and working for Syria Democratic Forces.” #Syria #Aleppo #SOHR #Crime
According to SOHR sources, Turkish authorities have announced fake names of the three detained persons, and they claimed that one of them is known as “Uzan Tonsh.”
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JUST IN: Dialogue and consultation are the only way to resolve the Syrian chemical weapons issue, a Chinese representative said Thursday. #Syria #OPCW #War Image
The latest monthly report by the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons @OPCW indicates that from Sept. 11 to 18, the OPCW Technical Secretariat conducted the ninth round of inspections of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center,...
which China welcomes, said Sun Zhiqiang, counselor of the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
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JUST IN: Although the Counter-ISIS International Coalition command and the leaders of Syria Democratic Forces announced the elimination of the so-called Caliphate of the “Islamic State”... #Syria #ISIS #SDF #War Image
in March 2019, recent developments on the ground indicate that ISIS has not been fully eliminated.
ISIS continues launching military operations and counter-attacks which are met with security campaigns by Coalition forces and their Syria Democratic Forces partner throughout SDF-controlled areas,...
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JUST IN: The Syrian regime continues to promote the return of displaced people from Idlib countryside and refugees living abroad to “Safe Syria”, in accordance... #Syria #Idlib #War Image
with Russian-Turkish understandings and other understandings between the intelligence services of the Syrian and Turkish regimes.
In this context, the head of Idlib province, who is affiliated with the Syrian regime, announced that the people would be allowed to return to Maarat Al-Numan city in the Idlib countryside as of next week, in accordance with simplified procedures...
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JUST IN: A taxi carrying illegal migrants from Syria crashed into a facility for technical car checks in Sofia, Bulgaria late last night. The accident happened minutes after 11:30 p.m. #Syria #Crime #Accident Image
The taxi car hit the facility in the capital's "Moderno Predgradie" district.
The Ministry of the Interior confirmed the incident and specified that 4 people were taken for medical examination, they had minor injuries. Sources close to the investigation into the case said the 4 men were Syrian nationals.
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JUST IN: Damascus - The 7th of Rebuild Syria Exhibition 2022 events kicked off at Damascus International Fairground, organized by Al-Bashek Exhibition Center in cooperation... #Damascus #Syria Image
with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing until the 2nd of next October on the grounds of the exhibition city in Damascus.
After the inauguration, Minister of Public Works and Housing, Eng. Suhail Abdel Latif said that the building materials exhibitions are a platform...
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JUST IN: Since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 against the Assad regime, news of the forcibly disappeared has captured an important space of Syrians' concerns,... #Syria #Crime Image
as the regime relied heavily on this method, especially in the early years of the revolution.
The crime of “enforced disappearance” is one of the phenomena previously associated with dictatorial regimes, but today it has become a global problem, and is no longer confined to a specific region, as confirmed by the United Nations, and because of that,...
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How much is #Ukraine similar to #Syria?

Back in 2016. power of Bashar Al-#Assad was on his last legs. Insurgents took over the almost entire country, leaving him with roughly 15% of land under government control.

by Slavyangrad
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All big cities were lost or heavily contested. The enemy was as close as two kilometers to the center of #Damascus.

#Syria #ukraine
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Then #Russians came. Slowly but methodically, they started to bombard insurgents, which we can call a conglomerate of various ideological and interest groups, including designated terrorists such as Jabhat Al Nusra and #ISIS.

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Pentagon alleges only 12 civilians killed by US troops in 2021

The 12 casualties Washington has taken responsibility for took place #Afghanistan, where US and NATO troops stand accused of killing close to 200 civilians in a single day last August…
Tuesday’s report is one more example of the Pentagon downplaying the impact its military operations have on civilian lives across the globe.…
The New York Times (NYT) published a report last December revealing that the US defense department frequently under-reports the number of civilians killed by its air strikes in West Asia.…
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JUST IN: #Aleppo province: As Turkish-backed factions continue their abuses and arbitrary arrests of Afrin residents under flimsy pretexts and arguments,... #Crime
#SOHR activists have reported that Turkish-backed military police patrol personnel were arrested during the past days two residents of Jendires district in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo,...
for “performing compulsory service during the former “Autonomous Administration control over #Afrin,” in order to collect a ransom.
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JUST IN: #Syria warned against the aggressive practices of the Israeli occupation entity in the region and its survival with its nuclear capabilities out of the surveillance and control of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement. #War Image
“ The resolution issued by the General Conference in its 53rd session entitled “#Israeli Nuclear Capabilities” clearly expressed the international community’s concern about the threat posed by the proliferation of nuclear weapons to security and stability...
in the Middle East region, and also sent a clear message about the grave concern about Israel’s nuclear capabilities and demanded Israel to join the Nuclear non-proliferation Treaty and...
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JUST IN: Mona al-Harmali (48 years), displaced from the southern countryside of #Aleppo, currently resides in a camp near the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo. #Civilrights Image
She did not find a way to obtain her right to inheritance except through the courts.
Mona says that the rule of customs and traditions in the matter of inheritance is stronger than all legal and legal rulings.
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20 theses on #Ukraine/#Russia: recap.
1 We must act not only for Ukraine to win, completely, but also for Russia to lose, fully.
Let's stop fearing a collapse of Russia (which some weak minds are more worried about than Ukraine's victory).
A #Thread
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2 There can be neither negotiations (apart from one-off issues like prisoner exchanges) with Putin's regime, nor peace talks.
Any hint of this weakens us.
3 The discourse in favor of such discussions, such as "we will have to sit down at the negotiating table", is either a sign of ignorance of the danger of this regime, or a propaganda narrative.
It would lead to a betrayal of our commitments to Ukraine and put us in danger.
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In the Pyrennes #France, seven hours internet cut since this morning and now the electricity went off. We've been told that someone is stealing the upper in the cables in different locations. Good start.
I though stealing cupper from the wires could happen only in #Iraq, #Syria and #Lebanon. Now it is happening in the heart of Europe.
Correction: Copper
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📍 Dictator Putin is killing himself!
The Russians are now demonstrating in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Belgrade in frank opposition to the mobilization decision issued by the psychopath #VladimirPutin
#Russia 🇷🇺 is boiling right now 👇🏼
and of course the Russian oligarchic class will cut off communication and internet services
Putin is now besieging the Russian people, as his alike presidents are doing in the Islamic Republic of #Iran 🇮🇷 and #NorthKorea 🇰🇵 👇🏼
In the meantime, we can only stand in solidarity with the Russian people who are subjected to forced arrest, torture and dragging of young people to fight in #Ukraine 🇺🇦 and they're refusing to do so 👇🏼
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#Russia redeploying its 217th Airborne Regiment from #Syria to #Ukraine is part of a larger months-long drawdown of Russian forces in Syria.… 1/7
Moscow faces severe manpower shortages in #Ukraine and is pulling some units from #Syria to inject into the fight. This continuing drawdown is facilitating the expansion of the #Iranian presence in Syria and exacerbating the Iran-Israel escalation cycle. 2/7
#Iran likely seeks to fill the security gap caused by this #Russian drawdown to expand Iranian military influence and maintain stability. 3/7
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#Putin's call for a "partial" mobilization is the clearest sign yet that his #Ukraine invasion has been a pitiful failure.

That flights from Russia to its immediate neighbors are now selling out at 100mph tells you everything you need to know.

We *must* keep the pressure on. Image
#Putin's nuclear threat, meanwhile, should be taken even less seriously than 6 months ago -- anyone who actually says "this isn't a bluff" has already lost his/her own credibility.

Following through on the threat would kill off his few remaining friendships -- chiefly #China.
On days like this, the "we must give #Putin an off ramp ASAP" camp will speak up -- but such a gut response only benefits #Putin & repeats our mistakes of the past.

If #Putin wants an out, he has to be the one to ask (or plead) for one. It's actually happened before, in #Syria.
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#Russia in #Syria - "That airspace is particularly dynamic & crowded" but no indications #Moscow is engaging in unsafe behavior, per @PentagonPresSec BrigGen Patrick Ryder

He adds it is something to keep an eye on...
Allegations of #disinformation ops from @DeptofDefense via social media - "Our DoD policy team has requested a review..." per @PentagonPresSec
NEW: Pentagon says "sham" referendums in Russia|n held parts of #Ukraine won't impact support for #Kyiv

@PentagonPresSec calls it "part of their lay the groundwork to essentially annex #Ukrainian territory"
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Thread: 20 September 2022: Day 209 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia "officially" preparing to "annex" the Donbas in eastern #Ukraine.

Should be noted, the Russians had such plans in Kherson and Kharkiv, which were derailed by the Ukrainian guerrillas before the Army liberated Kharkiv.
Imprisoned #Russian oppositionist Alexey Navalny comments on that video of Yevgeny Prigozhin recruiting prisoners for the war on #Ukraine. Sees it as a clear sign of the disintegration of the Army and notes such recruits can only make it worse.
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1/ Operational situation update / #russian_invasion in #Ukraine on September 18, 2022
The situation is still evolving past #Oskil river & North Donets river, as I report for the past days.
Past Oskil is a real struggle, but north #Slaviansk is ok now
#UkraineMap #CarteUkraine
2/ the steady & global action in the temporarily occupied area of #Lyman, Ukrainian defenders liberated #Yarova, #Shchurove and #Dibrova for couples of day & now registered in the direct vicinity of #Yampil & #Lyman - also some reports of #Yatskivka & moving on to #Rubtsi. (TBC)
3/ In the north part of #Luhansk, there are some doubts now about the extreme north part close to the Russian frontier & Gen staff confirmed an attack today on the saliant past #Kupiansk on the East part of #Oskil river. (approximative FEBA till further review)
Momentum still ok?
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It was Hillary, not Trump, who 1st started the rumor that Obama,
aka Barry Soetoro, was a muslim born in Kenya.

Her 2008 campaign distributed images & started the birther topic to smear and cast doubt on her opponent - Obama’s eligibility.

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Hillary was losing to Obama, so her campaign started the birther rumor, that he is a Muslim and ineligible.

Her campaign manager
later admitted to the
the smear campaign against her adversary #Obama



In 2016, Hillary’s campaign hit rock bottom. To turn the tide, she resurrected the issue.
Trump finished it by saying:

“President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now, we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.”…
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Initial reports of air defense activity over #Damascus, #Syria
Guessing Damascus Intl. Airport has been targeted again, or the navaid.
4 interceptions and 6 impacts reported this evening
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1/ @DrTedros, recently accused the 'IC' of being racist for paying more attention to #Ukraine.

We (@Qnie_Addis & @Kings_of_Nile) analysed his tweets, RTs & likes starting from Oct 2021. Given his pronouncements, what we found was quite revealing.
2/ When you pay close attention to his Twitter activity, despite his protestations, #Tigray predominate his TL. He sometimes tweets, RTs or likes up to 8 Tigray related tweets per day! He has tweeted, RTd or liked tweets mentioning Tigray 208 times over the past 23 months!
3/ What about #Yemen you ask? And #Syria? Surely, the man who claims to be the conscience of the world would tweet incessantly about these humanitarian crises that had been raging for years. Nope! In reality, they are occasionally invoked only to accompany #Ukraine and Tigray.
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