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Author, Historian, Journalist. ex-Freelance Contributor & Commentator of @BBC & @RFERL. Find my articles in @AFMonthly, @Combat_Journal & @PtisiMagazine now.
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May 28 4 tweets 3 min read
#BREAKING: Tomorrow,#IDF will launch exercise Agapinor-2022 during which #Israeli Special Forces and also transport, helicopter, fighter and drone squadrons of #IsraeliAirForce will simulate military operations against #IRGC Quds Force and its proxies in an unfamiliar environment It is expected that #USAF also take-part in the exercise through deploying two KC-10A Extender tankers to refuel Israeli fighter jets alongside Israeli KC-707s.
May 15 6 tweets 4 min read
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests in several cities of #Iran for the fifth consecutive night. This is Shahrekord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, people can be seen protesting the regime over the increase of food prices. #Iran's Islamic Regime has deployed hundreds of security forces to the streets of #Tehran due to their fear of the eruption of anti-regime protests in the capital city. This footage is recorded in Sadeqiyeh square of #Tehran.
May 14 10 tweets 8 min read
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests across #Iran. Security forces are permitted by Dictator #Khamenei to use lethal weapons against the protesters. Protesters drive their cars in-order to block the orads on security forces. Video from #KhorramAbad this afternoon👇 Thi is #Borujerd, Lorestan Province in western #Iran, security forces have dispersed protesters but people continue their anti-regime protest in main streets of their city.
May 14 8 tweets 7 min read
#BREAKING: Happened an hour ago! Tens of protesters are killed or wounded after #Basij paramilitary forces of #IRGC opened fire at them in #Hafshejan, a city in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of #Iran. This is how it was started two hours ago. A group of people in the city of #Hafshejan started protesting against #Iranian Islamic Regime over the increase of prices of goods. Then #Basij paramilitary forces riding their bikes attacked the protesters.
May 13 7 tweets 9 min read
#BREAKING: Just a few minutes ago in #Hama, #Syria, the #Israeli Air Force targeted an ammunition storage site in use by #IRGC Quds Force. SAM sites of #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force tried to prevent the airstrike by firing their surface-to-air missiles at the cruise missiles. #BREAKING: In addition to an ammunition storage facility, #Israeli Air Force also tried to finish an incomplete job. They targeted a ballistic missile warhead production line in #Masyaf. Here is a #Syrian surface-to-air missile launched at one of #Israeli cruise missiles
May 12 12 tweets 10 min read
#BREAKING: For the second consecutive night, Iranians have come to streets of their cities to protest #Iran's regime over the rise of prices of goods. This video recorded in #Dorud shows security forces using tear gas to disperse the crowd of protesters. In a small city called Junqan at Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, the peaceful protest turned into a riot after the security forces of #Iranian regime started brutally suppressing protesters.
Apr 29 4 tweets 4 min read
Eradication of #Russian history and culture in #Ukraine is being continued. In #Vinnitsa, Ukrainians removed 60 years old monument of Russian writer, Maxim Gorky. Within the past several weeks, Ukrainians destroyed or removed many historical monuments & elements from the past. In the center of Borislav, #Lviv region, Ukrainians dismantled a 70 years old monument of #Soviet Army which had been installed in honor of the liberation of the city from Nazi invaders during the WWII. ImageImage
Apr 25 5 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: We don't know exactly how, but #Ukrainian Armed Forces have targeted & destroyed two strategic facilities of #Russian Armed Forces in city of #Bryansk. The first is a large ammunition & weapon storage site & the second is a large petrochemical plant. In this image you can see both of the sites on fire. The larger one is the oil storage facility while the smaller is the weapon/ammunition site of #Russian Armed Forces in #Beryansk, deep inside the #Russia's territory. Image
Apr 24 5 tweets 6 min read
#BREAKING: #USArmy Delta Force just conducted an operation in #Iraq during which they captured several high ranking commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah (#PMU) in Kanaan, Diyala District, North of #Iraq. Here are the vehicles of #IRGCQF & #PMU left behind. The operation involved at-least four MH-60M Black Hawk & two MH-47G Chinook Special Operations Helicopters of #USArmy's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The helicopters airlifted the Delta Special Forces who arrested commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah.
Mar 12 27 tweets 30 min read
#BREAKING: Unable to attack #Israel in retaliation of the death of two #IRGC Quds Force officers in #Damascus on Monday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps of #Iran just carried-out a combined drone/ballistic missile strike at #US Army base in #Erbil Intl airport in #Iraq! Total six Fateh-110 ballistic missiles launched from #Iran's #Kermanshah province hit the #USArmy base in #Erbil International Airport in North of #Iraq. Surveillance drones of #IRGC Aerospace Force flew over the base before missiles hit it.
Mar 6 5 tweets 6 min read
#BREAKING: Kalibr cruise missile launched by #RussianNavy #BlackSea fleet hit #Gavrishivka air base at #Vinnitsa in southwest of #Ukraine. Watch the moment of missile impacts: Another footage shows aftermath of Kalibr cruise missile strike of #RussianNavy #BlackSea fleet at #Gavrishivka air base in #Vinnitsa, southwest of #Ukraine.
Mar 6 4 tweets 6 min read
Someone needs to teach some of the #Ukrainian young politicians how to properly behave! Kira Rudik, an #Ukrainian parliament member gave speech during propaganda event of #MEK/#NCRI Islamic terror group which is responsible for assassination of #US cirizens in #Iran in 1970s. #MEK/#NCRI is a Islamis-Marxist terrorist cult which forces its female members to wear Islamic Hijab in their camp. Majorities of their members are over 60 years old & most of them don't have children as their reproduction organs were surgically removed in #Iraq in 1980s!
Mar 5 6 tweets 6 min read
#BREAKING: Massive explosion in western outskirt of #Odessa. A S-300PS surface-to-air missile system of #UkrainianAirForce fired a pair of missiles at a #Russian military aircraft. Here is what the #UkrainianAirForce has shot-down in west of #Odessa. Type of the aircraft is unknown to me but judging on basis of the flight suit of the pilot, it was probably from #RussianNavy.
Mar 5 8 tweets 7 min read
#BREAKING: A fighter jet of #RussianAirForce was shot down by #UkrainianArmy near #Chernihiv at 11:30 local time. It is a Su-34 strike bomber. Both pilot and navigator ejected and are survived. #BREAKING: Video recorded 45 minutes ago shows the pilot and navigator of the downed Su-34 strike bomber of #RussianAirForce after ejection from their burning aircraft.
Mar 4 11 tweets 10 min read
#BREAKING: CCTV footage shows the moment mortar shells fired by #RussianArmy hit the #Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest Nuclear Power Station of #Europe which is in #Energodar/#Enerhodar. #RussianArmy is trying to capture it & cut the electricity power in east & central #Ukraine. Before that, the #RussianArmy marked position of the #UkrainianArmy troops guarding the NPP by firing a flare over their position. Seconds later, they started shelling that position.
Mar 2 6 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: Another war crime committed by #RussianArmy! The building of School of Sociology in Karazin National University of #Kharkiv was attacked by #RussianArmy. Iskander-M ballistic missiles hit the university! This is an act of terror! Karazin Kharkiv National University was founded in November 1804 as the #Kharkiv University. It is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in eastern Europe. Now its building is destroyed by Iskander-M ballistic missiles of #RussianArmy.
Mar 1 5 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: Massive explosion near Television tower of #Kiev, in the capital city of #Ukraine. The #RussianArmy is trying to destroy the infrastructures of the city & make life of civilians harder & harder with a hope to force them leave their city. Another footage showqs massive explosion next to the Television tower of #Kiev possibly caused by ballistic missile or cruise missile.
Mar 1 6 tweets 6 min read
Watch brave people of #Kupyansk in #Kharkiv region. They protested #Russian occupiers waving #Ukraine's flag in front of them. Russians have their own anti-protest unit consisted of military police officers of #RussianArmy deployed to the occupied regions to suppress people. Watch people of #Kupyansk in #Kharkiv region singing #Ukraine's national anthem in front of the municipality building where the new #Russian mayor of their occupied city is.
Feb 25 4 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: An hour ago, a Su-27 fighter jet of 39th Independent Tactical Aviation Sq. of #Ukraineian Air Force which had been flown to defend the capital city of #Ukraine, #Kiev/#Kyiv was shot-down by #Russian Aerospace Force. An ejected canopy is found, pilot is probabluy saved. These images show the canopy of the downed Su-27. Therefore the pilot is highly possible to be alive.
Feb 24 4 tweets 3 min read
This is #Kharkiv metro now, thousands of people are using it as a bomb shelter as the city is under attack of #Russian Army. Another footage from the #Kharkiv metro shows people using even trains for sleeping in-order to save their lives from danger of #Russian missile strikes and artillery barrages.
Feb 24 4 tweets 4 min read
#BREAKING: Iskander tactical ballistic missiles as well as Kalibr cruise missiles launched by #Russian Army & Navy are hitting their targets in various areas of #Ukraine. Explosions heard in #Kharkiv are caused by that. Air Defense sites & HQs are primary targets. Kharkiv👇 #BREAKING: Video shows massive fire & explosion caused by the Iskander ballistic missile attack of #Russia Army at city of #Kharkiv in #Ukraine. Hundreds of civilians might have injured & tens of them might have been killed due to this attack: