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Political analyst specialising in the Middle East. Opinion writer in @AlQudsAlarabi, @The_NewArab, @HuffPostGreece, @ArmyvoiceGR. Commentator in @Annahar
14 Oct
A number of TV channels and websites close to #Iran published a statement attributed to the so-called "Syria's Allies Operations Room" confirming that the #IDF targeted two of their sites in the vicinity of the Syrian city of #Palmyra.1/6
#Syria #Israel #IRGC #USA #Russia
The statement indicated that the attack was carried out from over the Al-Tanf area and confirmed the deaths and injuries among the fighters of these militias. It also explicitly referred to an American role in this attack, and vowed to respond "very strong".2/6
This is not the first time that the so-called "Syria's Allies Operations Room" makes a statement. It has issued a number of previous statements, including the attacks of the #IDF on #Syria, and the battles of the city of #Aleppo against the Syrian rebels.3/6
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11 Oct
Based on the complications and the Turkish officials high tone statements, the main question will be what are #Turkey's options in responding to what happened in southern Mari'? 1/6
#Russia #USA #Syria #Biden #Erdogan #Putin #Iran Image
The first option, #Turkey may move towards exploiting what happened to carry out a media attack on the #YPG militia preparing for a military operation in another area less sensitive to #Russia (Ein al-Arab - Kobane city for example).2/6 Image
This operation more likely will be coordinated with #Moscow in order to push the Kurdish militias in eastern #Syria to get closer to the #Assad regime and #Russia, as they are able to protect them from #Turkey.3/6 Image
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11 Oct
#Turkey
A Turkish convoy near the city of Mari', north of #Syria, was attacked by two anti-armour missiles from the Tal Rifat area, which led to the destruction of two cars, the death of two Turkish policemen, and injuring a number of others.1/7
#Russia #USA #YPG #SDF #Erdogan ImageImage
The Turkish Interior Ministry confirmed that the Kurdish #YPG militia was behind this attack, as it controls the Tal Rifat area, while a number of Turkish officials confirmed that #Turkey will not remain silent this time.2/7
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At the outset, some important points should be highlighted to understand what happened and can take place in light of this tension as the information that confirms #Ankara's intention to start a new military operation in #Syria.3/7
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22 Jun
#Life_Line
In the United Nations upcoming vote on the decision of the of flow humanitarian aid, whether food or medical, through the liberated northern Syrian crossings, if #Moscow places its veto again, the scene will become horrific.1/10
#Syria #USA #EU #المعابر_شريان_الحياة
At the outset, it must be clarified that this ban will mean, in one way or another, the cessation of the flow of aid from most of international organizations, whether governmental or non-governmental, which work under the cover of the United Nations in general.2/10
Consequently, the population and displaced persons in the liberated north of #Syria, estimated at 4.5 million, will be deprived of about 90% of the volume of food and medical aid without the possibility to replace it from any organization or country.3/10
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16 May 20
#ISIS_Comeback
The Islamic State published a new video a few days ago, entitled "Smite at the necks", through which it documented the organization's attacks within the Iraqi geography in the so-called battle of attrition which began two and a half years ago.1/15
#ISIS #USA #Iraq
This video carried many messages to us as researchers in the affairs of jihadist groups, which I will present in the form of points that may clarify the scene further to the reader on what is going on in #Iraq in particular and what may happen later.2/15
#ISIS #USA #Trump #PMU
First, the organization, through this video, tried to confirm the strength of its network, the strength of its institutions, and its ability to rise once, twice, three times, which was presented by recalling the period between 2009 and 2013.3/15
#ISIS #USA #PMU #Iraq #Syria
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7 Mar 20
Reuters, and a number of American newspapers, have published reports confirming the arrest Princes of the Saudi royal family, the most important of whom is Ahmed bin Abdulaziz,brother of King Salman and former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.1/8
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Behind this dangerous move is likely to be standing the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as he is responsible for removing Mohammed bin Nayef from his position as Crown Prince and has precedents of detaining princes under the anti-corruption cover.2/8
#KSA #USA #MBS
With a careful reading of the atmosphere in the Kingdom of #Saudi Arabia during the past four years, three scenarios can be developed for the reasons for this arrest, as follows:
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#KSA #USA #MBS #EU
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27 Feb 20
#BREAKING #NOW
Information about the killing of more than 30 Turkish soldiers from an air strike by Russian warplanes on their location in the vicinity of #Saraqeb in the #Idlib countryside of northern #Syria.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Iran
#BREAKING #NOW
This air strike by Russian warplanes came after a phone call between the Turkish and American defense ministers and during a Turkish security meeting with the presence of President Recep Tayyip #Erdogan.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Syria
A video documenting the participation of Turkish soldiers in the battles that have been taking place for days in the eastern Idlib countryside, northern #Syria, in light of the high level of tension between #Turkey and #Russia regarding the future of #Idlib.
#NATO #USA #Iran
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13 Feb 20
#BREAKING #NOW
A number of explosions were heard, shaking the Syrian capital, #Damascus, moments ago.
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #USA
#BREAKING #NOW
The IDF targets a number of military sites in the vicinity of the Syrian capital, #Damascus.
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #USA
#BREAKING #Now
The Assad regime's Sana agency claims intercepting a number of hostile missiles in the vicinity of the Syrian capital, #Damascus.
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #USA
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2 Jan 20
#BREAKING #NOW
#Baghdad International Airport targeted with four missiles so far.
#Iraq #USA #Iran #IRGC
#BREAKING #Now
It appears that one of the pro-Iran Iraqi militias fired four missiles towards the #Baghdad International Airport, in which American forces are present.
#Iraq #Iran #USA #IRGC
#BREAKING #NOW
The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen channel, which is close to the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, confirms the targeting of the Mohammed Alaa base near #Baghdad International Airport where American forces are present.
#Iraq #Iran #USA #IRGC
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2 Jun 19
#Hermon_attack
Few days ago, I published a thread about the Iranian regime's intention to activate the #Golan front as a next step after the attacks in the #UAE, Saudi Arabia and the US Embassy in #Baghdad.1/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
In a dangerous move, two heavy artillery shells were fired from inside #Syria towards #Hermon mountain in north Israel.2/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
In response to this escalation, #IAF warplanes and #IDF artillery targeted five sites belonging to the #Assad regime and its Iranian allies.3/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC #Syria
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15 Jan 19
The map of Syria
Turkish President #Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart on January 23 to discuss the future of the Syrian east and the city of Manbij. This comes after a telephone conversation between Erdogan and #Trump before yesterday.1/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia
With the scrutiny of the Turkish, American, Kurdish and Russian military movements in the Syrian east and its surroundings, it is now possible to develop a scenario that will be closest to what will be the map of the Syrian East.2/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia #Iran #Israel
In a secret visit to #Ankara a few days ago, a Syrian delegation led by Ahmed al-#Jarba, a leader of a military group of Arabs supported by the International Coalition and #Washington, arrived from the areas of #SDF.3/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia #Iran #Israel
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26 Dec 18
#ChristmasEveInDamascus
Yesterday early morning a convoy of Iranian Revolutionary Guards entered Syrian territory through #Iraq with trucks loaded with military equipment and missiles.1/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
The convoy headed towards the city of #Palmyra and then moved towards the Syrian capital #Damascus.At 16:00, the convoy passed from the vicinity of the American base of #AlTanf, under the protection of #Assad forces.2/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
With the arrival of the convoy to the Syrian capital Damascus, the contents were distributed to a number of military sites belonging to the IRGC, the #Assad regime and the militia of #Hezbollah in the vicinity of #Damascus.3/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
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11 Sep 18
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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