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Thread listing Preliminary observations on the announcement of the “Demilitarized Zone” in #Idlib today: What does it mean for Turkey, Russia, Damascus and the armed groups? What is the likely risk/reward calculus for each party? What should we expect going forward? ===>
2– Let’s recap what we seem to know first: A zone 9-12 miles long would be established by Oct. 15. It would contain no heavy weapons or extreme elements of the insurgency (al-Qaeda-linked militants). It would be be patrolled by Turkish and Russian forces
3-First critical point to note is whether this deal will end up securing the highway that passes through Idlib and links the north and south of the country under Govt control together. This was of course one of the strategic aims of Damascus from any #Idlib operation
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Sep 17- #Syria Local time tonight
Massive explosions following what is said to be a missile strike tonight in #Latakia & #Tartus provinces ofwestern #Syria.
#Iran-backed Assad regime's air defense forces have responded, sources say.
Seeking further confirmation.
Sep 17- #Syria Local time tonight
Huge blasts shaking Syria's coastal area.
Assad's air defense units continuing their firing.
Sep 17- #Syria Local time tonight
Mmilitary sources saying tonight's attacks are coming from the Mediterranean to the west.
Video shows explosions in #Latakia.
Air defense units in Hama, Latakia & Tartus provinces responding.
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#BREAKING
Massive explosions following what is said to be a missile strike tonight in #Latakia & #Tartus provinces ofwestern #Syria.

#Iran-backed Assad regime's air defense forces have responded, sources say.

Seeking further confirmation.
#BREAKING
Huge blasts shaking #Syria's coastal area.
Assad's air defense units continuing their firing.
#BREAKING
#Syria: military sources saying tonight's attacks are coming from the Mediterranean to the west.
Video shows explosions in #Latakia.
Air defense units in Hama, Latakia & Tartus provinces responding.
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#BreakingNews:

#Syria #Idlib postponed until 15 of #Decembre to start with, with a 15km buffer zone and an engagement of #Turkey to disarm Nusra ( or merge it) and neutralise all other jihadists.
#Moscow has accepted to give #Ankara more time (for after the US sanctions really) to sort out #Idlib and the jihadists in the city, defusing the #US intention to bomb #Syria.

So: no job for warmongers for the next couple of months. Find another war.
#turkey wants the #idlib case to be postponed until the constitutional changes and the peace process to kickoff in #Geneva: more time for Idlib and Turkey to sort out its affairs with Syrian proxies.

All here in details:
ahtribune.com/world/north-af…
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Let’s talk about a recent post in the European Council on Foreign Relations (@ecfr) website regarding sanctions on #Iran.
And the complete lie the European Council has resorted to.
ecfr.eu/article/commen…
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At a first glance, the article seems to care about #Iran’s people “reporting shortages in life-saving medicine.”

Of course, the article fails to provide any source to show how they put forward such an argument.
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“The UN special rapporteur for human rights warned that the sanctions will undermine human rights in the country, drive people into poverty, and make imported goods unaffordable.”

This is a complete lie & I’ll explain why.
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This attack was unprecedented & highly significant. Never ever #Israel went as far.

The message Israel is sending is strategic & a game changer.

Will #Iran accept, abide by it, or respond?

Syria: Israel launched a missile attack on #Damascus airport abcn.ws/2NJc0ae
I strongly believe #Israel, via #US media, will release indirect information and details about it in the coming days. We see.

#Israel attacked one specific target on the runway, sending a message to Iran to refrain from delivering #Syria what #Russia didn't.

Was told that "attack won't change Iran's intention to provide #Damascus with the equivalent of the S-300, as promised."

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#Syria's state news agency reporting several airstrikes targeting the Damascus International Airport with #Iran-backed Assad's air defense units responding.
There is word of a new Israeli attack in Syria.
First video of tonight's air strike, said to be conducted by Israel, targeting #Syria's Damascus International Airport.
Assad anti-aircraft units firing.
Iran's regime finds it very troubling how Russia's S-400 & S-300 systems in #Syria have remained silent in all the attacks launched by Israel against #Iran-backed Assad targets.
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#BREAKING
#Syria's state news agency reporting several airstrikes targeting the Damascus International Airport with #Iran-backed Assad's air defense units responding.

There is word of a new Israeli attack in Syria.
#BREAKING
First video of tonight's air strike, said to be conducted by Israel, targeting #Syria's Damascus International Airport.

Assad anti-aircraft units firing.
.@AFP citing Syrian state media claiming Israel missiles targeting Damascus International Airport.
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No force will attack #Idlib in the near future or the next few months. Talking about millions of internally displaced is displaced as they are not going anywhere.

Jihadists proved to have a substantial weight in Idlib by showing off yesterday.

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ejmagnier.com/2018/09/14/the…
Even Jihadists who became " Turkish proxies moderate rebels" are criticising the showing off of al-Nusra, aka HTS, of its flags and jihadists during yesterday's manifestation in the Turkish controlled area of northern #Syria.
Foreign Fighter the Emir Abu Abdallah al-Iraqi (from #Iraq), Emir of Sheikh Ali and western rural #Aleppo #Syria, has arrested several people who refused to rise al-Nusra (HTS) flag in #Idlib manifestation.
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1/4) #Iran is going through sanctions imposed by #USA. Their oil trade has been significantly reduced. Their people are jobless. Their money is wasted on supplying their terrorist factions in #Yemen, #Lebanon, #Palestine, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, & #Syria.
forbes.com/sites/arielcoh…
2/4) "senior Afghan military officials claimed to have evidence that Iran was providing weapons to the Taliban in western provinces bordering Iran."
jamestown.org/program/iran-r…
3/4) 90% of the world’s opium is produced in neighboring Afghanistan from poppy resin which is refined to make heroin. Iran often serves as a transit point for export to the rest of the world.
independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…
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Once again protests against the #Assad regime have erupted all over rebel-held #Idlib and nortern #Aleppo.

Syrians in the town of #Kafranbel sing "we want freedom!"
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the village of al-Ibizmu in western #Aleppo
#Syria: anti-#Assad protest in the town of Darat Izza in western #Aleppo.
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As I feared and tracked, #RIAH [#Russia-#Iran-#Assad-#Hezbollah] is going to kill a lot of #Syrian people in #Idlib with CW and without CW then falsely claim that RIAH is innocent, its CW as well as all its killing is fabricated.
Why I am saying this?
I clarify in this thread
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#RIAH [#Russia-#Iran-#Assad-#Hezbollah] prepared #Idlib Ops almost to perfection. But every criminal commits a mistake which exposes his crime. And RIAH committed a huge mistake. But first let me dive into RIAH's criminal mind.
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I grew up in war in #Lebanon and witnessed it, it took me time in retrospect to understand what happened. The disinformation campaign by Assad was huge I'll explain few things so that you understand RIAH's modus operandi and psychological warfare, its raison d'etre and effect.
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So it seems #Idlib ops (divided into 3 stages) has been moved for a further date, giving me enough time to close the Iraqi news and return to #Syria, soon.
#Turkey failed to integrate al-Nusra, aka Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham, within rebels army (it might succeed at a certain point); failed to isolate al-Qaeda (Hurras el-Deen) & foreign fighters, incl Chinese Uyghur jihadists. So Erdogan turned against the #EU

#Russia refused any negotiation over Jihadists in #Idlib and insisted on Turkey to fulfil its promises or stand down.

Putin is expected to give Erdogan more time by clearing rural Lattakia, rural Hama, rural Aleppo and leave the city of Idlib last.

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Short THREAD on #Russia - #Turkey divergences over #Idlib as seen from #Moscow:
1. In early August I described rationale behind RU positon & that "certain level of understanding reached w/ TUR that there should be no [large-scale] offensive on Idlib [then]"almon.co/338t
2.I recently reached out to the same senior RUS diplomat who reiterated #Moscow's bottom-line desire to settle the issue peacefully except for terrorists organization who he argued #Turkey too agreed to fight as part of AStana agreements.Yesterday,RU #Syria envoy Lavrentyev..
3. .alluded to #Russia's growing displease w/ #Ankara's inability to deliver upon its committments in the area that, as Lavrentyev said"is kind of their zone of responsibility."Instead,#Erdogan writing op-eds,trying to enlist support from #West/ern partners over #Idlib which is..
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Why are we siding with AlQaeda re: #Idlib #Syria?
Idlib is the last rebel held stronghold in Syria and the Assad regime is preparing to take it back. Worry over 3 Million Idlib residents fleeing to Turkey seems to be main concern. AlQaeda control #Idlib

"On Monday the WSJ reported that *unnamed US officials* now claim to be in possession of intelligence which they say shows Assad has already given the order to conduct a chlorine gas attack in unprecedented level! Eerily like WMD Iraq War
zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-1…

#Idlib
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From Ron Paul - Why Are We Siding With AlQaeda?
ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featu…
#Idlib
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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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Erdogan in an op-ed in @WSJ :

“Moderate rebels played a key role in Turkey’s fight against terrorists in Northern #Syria; their assistance and guidance will be crucial in Idlib as well”
2-Erdogan: “Preventing the assault on #Idlib need not set back counter-terrorism efforts. Turkey has succeeded in fighting terrorist groups, including ISIS and the PKK, without harming or displacing civilians”

Notice how he doesn’t include Nusra /al-Qaeda in above group
3- Erdogan: “Turkey’s ability to maintain order in Northern #Syria is proof that a responsible approach to counter-terrorism can win hearts and minds”
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Also related, Wikileaks hid a 2 billion dollar transaction between between the Russian government and the Assad regime in #Syria. Assange's father and "wikileaks" party later met Assad in person. Assange has been pro-Assad since.
YAC and #Anonymous fully withdrew support from Wikileaks under Assange after confirming pro-Assad regime + Russia government bias, moral bankruptcy, and possible corruption.
If you oppose Putin and Trump, you MUST openly oppose Assad and oust Assadists from your circles. Once you eliminate Assad from Syria and oust Assadists the international fascist network currently sweeping the planet will collapse.
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1/102-My story begins in 2016, when @realDonaldTrump's speech on Globalism, woke me to the corruption in our government:

PLS WATCH:

It's no longer Left vs Right, it's:

WEALTHY CRIMINALS = #Globalists #DeepState #NWO

VS

#WeThePeople = Patriots & @POTUS
2/102-I'm no expert on the #NWO & I don't expect you to take my word for this corruption. I'm simply a patriotic American, who's been wondering WTH is happening to our nation?

Which is why, as I listened to Trump's speech, it resonated w/me & I became curious enough to research.
3/102-In this thread, I'll share MY #RedPill journey... the questions I asked, answers I found & conclusions I've drawn. I'm not arrogant enough to think I know everything or that all my theories are correct. So I look forward to learning more from YOUR comments & links. #MAGA 🤓
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Muhammed Najem was in Ghouta saying the exact same things before Assad liberated that part of Syria from Jihadist "rebels". This teenager is taking selfies for propaganda purposes and shame on Al Jazeera for participating in this.
#Idlib #IdlibDawn #IdlibOffensive
#HandsOffSyria
Seriously the #FUKUS coalition and the allied press are recycling the same children to use to manufacture consent for interventionalist wars to defend terrorists from legitimate Syrian forces.

#Syria #Assad #SyrianArmy #Russia

france24.com/en/20180224-sy…
What a photogenic teenage boy no wonder why they are sending him around to do selfie videos defending the head choppers. Here is one he did for the terrorists in Ghouta before they sent him to Idlib.
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In order to truly understand the dynamic inside the #Syrian Armed Opposition, one must start to look into the ever closer marriage between the the Moslem Brotherhood and Nusra / al-Qaeda. Both have been joined at the hip through the sponsorship & support of #Qatar #Turkey ==>
2-Moslem Brotherhood (MB) lost its original military wing during the battle with the Syrian State in the 80’s. Best to think of Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda in #Syria today as the new military wing of the M Brotherhood. One is the brain, the other represents arms & legs of the same body
3-The coordination between MB & Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda has afforded the latter the chance to transform itself from non-state actor that had been hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan to an outfit with clear lines of communications to regional capitals that are supporting the MB
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This is a thread confirming once again the duplicity of the White Helmets AND that they are allied to al-Qaeda

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8 Sept 2018
"Hass Hospital", Idlib
We're told that White Helmets are trying to evacuate civilians and that several people have been killed
#Thread on "Hass Hospital"

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White Helmets tweet that they rescued the injured from "a medical point in the outskirts of Hass" without ANY casualties
#Syria #Idlib
#Thread on "Hass Hospital"

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HTS (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) news channel in Telegram releases a video claiming that Russia's Air Force targeted their field hospital near city of #Hass, near #Idlib
Note: HTS is al-Qaeda in Syria
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We are past the point of no return in #Syria. Not taking direct military action against the Assad regime as it proceeds to carry out its extermination campaign in #Idlib & the rest of Syria, is complicity to genocide and puts us squarely on a direct war path with Russia and Iran.
Pretending that Russia and Iran can be appeased by allowing the #Assad regime to commit genocide in #Syria is a lethal mistake. Striking the Assad regime decisively and militarily will halt the Russian & Iranian war march towards Europe & Mediterranean. Diplomacy has not worked.
We are already at war with Russia + Iran. Pretending that allowing Assad to live is somehow going to change that fact is simpleton nonsense blanketed in immorality masked as "anti-war" sentiments that condone genocide, torture, and the erasure of international law & human rights.
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In this thread I will explain the importance of #Tanf #AlTanf #التنف

PS: Russia will always attack #US & #SDF whether there's Tanf or not. #RIAH [#Russia-#Iran-#Assad-#Hezbollah] wants US out of #Syria, all of Syria & will use all legal/illegal means
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You know the proverb: All roads lead to Rome.

Already 1000s of year ago, expansionists knew that hegemony requires take over of:

1- Infrastructure:
-seaports
-land routes
-border crossings (later when airplanes were invented also airports)
2- Locals
3- Resources
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Roman/Byzantine Empire took over countries & created an infrastructure network leading to its HQ. This facilitated transport of military & resources.
Today also other countries use same strategy. First thing is take over of infrastructure: sea/airports/land routes/crossings.
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