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Six times award-winning journ. Author of books on Hezb & Iraq. Former STimes snr foreign corr. RTs #endorsements.
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4 Jul
In #Lebanon, two people committed suicide to highlight their hunger & the economic pitfall.
Another man stormed a pharmacy waving a gun for a box of diapers.
As of Sunday, #Lebanon is expected to descend into a nationwide blackout, as fuel shortages all but halt electricity.
.2/ With no electricity or extensive power cuts, fridges will cease to function & food will spoil.
With no power, internet will halt; fuel, pharmaceuticals, clean water & even the airport will all be impacted.
No power means no ACs or fans.
Private generators will not cope.
.3/ #Lebanon is not at the point of collapse, it has already disintegrated.
Many families are on the brink of starvation, the situation is beyond grim.
Help us secure relief to families in dire need.
If you can, please donate today. Even a £5 will help.
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7 Jan
Corrected: BREAKING: #Iran #IRGC announce it has fired ballistic missiles from Iranian territories, at the #US #Ain_alAssad military base, the second largest #American military base in #Iraq.
.2/ The #IRGC warns the #US from responding ”which will be met with a larger response, ” according to #Almanar tv.
.3/ The surface to surface missiles were apparently fired from #Eslam_abad, western #Iran, says #AlManar tv.
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6 Jan
US President #Trump believes that the #US actually owns the US bases built inn #Iraqi territories, He is demanding #Iraq repays billions of dollars when actually ut’s the US that owes Iraq billions of dollars & here's a out as to why:
1- #US owes #Iraq for the invasion & destruction of infrastructure & country during it's invasion & occupation.
2-The corruption & theft during #Bremer’s tennure when nearly #17 billion dollars shipped from the Development Fund of Iraq in the US, miraculously disappeared.
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3- The US owes #Iraq, for the lives of hundreds of thousands of women & children killed during & post US invasion.
4- It owes Iraq for razing down the city of #Fallujah to the
ground, during it's offensive against #Zarqawi, & never fulfilling its pledge to rebuild it.
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5 Jan
Bodies of slain General #Solemani & comrades arrive in #Ahwaz, Iran. A mammoth funeral procession has kicked off. Images of hundreds of thousands mourners packing the streets, bridge & square, is colossal.
.2/ Images of procession of #Soleimqni from #Ahwaz
images via @AlMayadeenLive
.3/ This is only in #Ahwaz, southwest of #Iran & the first leg of #Solaimani’s funeral procession. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like once they arrive to the capital #Tehran.
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3 Jan
Breaking: Both @AlMayadeenNews & #Iraqi TV confirm the assassination of #IRGC #Quds Force commander, #Qasem_Soleimani & commander of #Iraq's #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi), #Abu_Mahdi_al_Muhandis .
#Iraq #العراق
.2/ The consequences of assassinating #Soleimani & #Muhandis will be catastrophic for #Iraq, the region, as well #US & #Israeli interests in #Mideast.
#Iraq #العراق
.3/ The decision to assassinate both these commanders, is a clear #American message to escalate in Iraq & to draw #Iran into a military conflict.
#Iraq
#العراق
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14 Oct 19
The recent agreement between the #Syrian government & the #SDF (Syrian democratic Force,) pertain to the following points.
Nothing more, or less has been discussed or currently agreed upon beyond these points. 1/ +
.2/ The agreement is only of four clauses in which the SAA will deploy from three axes:

1- Tabqa axis in the north along Ain Issa & it’s’ surroundings, to Tal Abyad along the Syrian Turkish borders & towards the west.
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2- Manbij Axis: towards Ain Arab along the Syrian Turkish border to Tal Abyad north & towards west.

4- Hassaka Axis: Tal-Tamer to Ras el-Ain and East from there to Qamishly, Malikiya & towards the south.
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1 Apr 19
1-The #United_States, is blocking a motion for the creation of an international court to try Islamic State members (#Isis) for crimes against humanity.
.2/ Prosecutor from #Paris Rémy Heitz, Peter Germanos military prosecutor of #Lebanon, as well as criminal lawyer Philip Arnel of the #UnitedStates, were among the names proposed to lead the international court. Sources.
.3/ Currently between 2000-to 5000 #Isis members & fighters from #Syria, #Iraq & other countries are now in the custody of the #US-backed #SDF, following the capture of the last #Isis territory on March 23.
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26 Feb 19
It is stupefying that @sajidjavid has proscribed #Hezbollah’s political wing as a terrorist org. Blatantly clear that such a move is mainly to appease #Israel, the main villain in the region, to align within #US orbit post #Brexit & score political points against #JeremeyCorbyn.+
.2/ The claim by @sajidjavid that #Hezbollah poses a threat to the #UK’s national security is simply a blatant deception. Can he please inform the public, when Hezbollah was a threat to this country and how?
.3/ Lest @sajidjavid forgets #Hezbollah is the largest political bloc in #Lebanon’s coalition Gov. Proscribing it as a terrorist organisation will have little impact on the group, but is an affront to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese from all walks of life who voted them in.
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16 Jul 18
Insane!! they fell for his wife having an affair with a sea mammal (a dolphin no less) and an artist called his feces painting genius & plucked her pubic hair to add to his collectible brush... !!!!!
#WhoIsAmerica indeed.😱😱
How can people be so gullible??.. @SachaBaronCohen
#Kinderguardians programme.
Sing along with a U.S Congressmen promoting guns for 4 year olds.
Aim it at the head, shoulders not the toes not the toes.. eyes, ears & bellies & the nose.. head shoulder not the toes not the toes..
Insane... wikkkkkkiiiiiiidddddddd @SachaBaronCohen
Don’t know whether to laugh or cry...
They tried, for years, to push a programe for 7/8th graders to use & have guns ”but it didn’t not get any traction” & philip Van Cleva is surprised..!!!
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13 Jul 18
Important article... @ejmalrai ‘s exclusive reveals content of #US message conveyed via #Russia to #Syria.
1-The US will leave #Syria.
2- Let the Kurds continue negotiations with Damascus. 3- The US establishment will recognise Assad’s authority over Syria..
But Iran must leave.
.2/ #Assad’s response:
#US came to #Syria uninvited and it’s presence is illegal.
Syria’s duty is to push it out by all means.
#US shall not obtain by negotiation what it failed to obtain in seven years of war.
.3/ Assad & his allies see a US-French-UK withdrawal as an achievement & their eventual withdrawal a necessity, once Syria is no longer in need of their help.
Assad conveyed to US, Iran not interested in remaining once mission of terminating “terrorist” threat is accomplished.
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24 Jun 18
Downtime in Geneva on a weekend with music festival..
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19 Apr 18
In my entire career, spanning more than three decades of professional journalism, I have never seen MSM resolve to such ugly smear campaigns & hit pieces against those questioning mainstream narratives, with a different view point, as I have seen on Syria, recently.
.2/ This is a dangerous manoeuvre , a witch hunt in fact, aimed not only at character assassination, but at attempting to silence those who think differently or even sway from mainstream & state narrative.
.3/ It would have been more productive, to actually question the reason why more & more people are indeed turning to alternative voices for information & news, than to dish out ad hominem smears aimed at intimidating by labelling alternative voices as conspirators or apologists.
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18 Apr 18
The delay for the OPCW’s FFM team to enter #Duma & commence their investigation, is at the request of The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW…
.2/ On 16 April, we received confirmation from the National Authority of the Syrian Arab Republic that, under agreements reached to allow the evacuation of the population in Ghouta, the Syrian military were unable to enter Douma.
.3/ The security for the sites where the FFM plans to deploy was under the control of the Russian Military Police.
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8 Apr 18
Breaking: First batch of hostages held in #Douma, for the last three years by #Jaish_al_Islam (#JAI) are being released and handed to #Syrian military. Live Via #Syrian_al_Akhbariya TV
.2/ Women and young girls amongs the first batch to be freed. Names are being posted and broadcasted by the TV so their families know of their survival.
.3/ This is the first batch (about 35 individuals) amongst others to follow. Many families had gathered earlier in the day, some from other parts of the country desperately hoping that their missed ones are amongst those being held in Douma.
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