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    In 2016 Regime lost 10 Major Generals, 75 Brig. Generals, 71 Colonels & 35 Lieutenant Colonels (documented names).
    http://www.syrianfreearmy.net/showthread.php?t=20782#

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    Western #Aleppo after the "liberation" of the east.
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    Nouri al-Maliki: Hashd al-Shaabi may go to Syria if necessary
    http://v.aa.com.tr/719062

    All Syrian rebels groups refuse to begin so called "peace talks" due to the continued Assad attacks on them WHICH was suppose to stop under the Russian Turkish so called ceasefire.....

    REMEMBER Turkey and Russia both claimed to be the guarantors of the ceasefire plan....



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    Russian Syrian Express....

    AnotherDayAnotherRopucha The first Ropucha to pass through the Turkish Straits in 2017 is [drum roll] Alexander Shabalin.

    BUT WAIT...Russian MoD announced they would be now leaving Syria....not sending more in....

    BМФ #ВФ aux fleet cargo vessel Dvinitsa-50 observed in Novorossiysk next to Russia flag tanker Tigran Martirosyan
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    Key point for US media: A lie is not an alternative point of view– Lithuania combats Russia propaganda
    http://nyti.ms/2iDtBgi

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    When the Trump voiced concept of FP (meaning tweeting with no thoughts and knowledge) especially for the ME....Iran...Russia becomes the standard we are all in serious trouble....REMEMBER his new spokesperson stated that "all major Trump announcements will be made by Twitter"....we just saw it today with his NK/China tweet.....
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    Declaration by Thwar alSham and the Army of the Mujahideen as reply to #Moscow, to clarify that they didnt join the national reconciliation.

    So did Russia and Turkey lie about who actually joined the ceasefire????
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    Russian Army Publishes Pictures of Aleppo Ruins:
    https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/...o-ruins-56716#

    Images leave little doubt as to the hellish nature of existence during the final days inside this anti-Assad enclave.
    Jan 2, 2017 — 20:09

    REMEMBER it was actually the Russian Syrian Ambassador in Damascus in a public interview who stated..."Assad has no plans to attack Aleppo...that is nothing but rebel propaganda"....


    The Russian Ministry of Defense has published sobering images of eastern Aleppo after what they describe as its “liberation.”

    The pictures show Russian military engineers and de-miners working in an abandoned city. Singed shells of cars, collapsed multiple story buildings, and a collection of rockets, mortars and mines leave little doubt as to the hellish nature of existence during the final days inside this anti-Assad enclave.

    It was reported that 80,000 people remained trapped in these districts during the last days of intense bombardment in November and early December
    The city was finally taken by Russian-backed forces in the second week of December.

    According to the U.N., over 400,000 people died in Aleppo during the 5 years and 9 months of fighting.#At least 463 civilians, and 62 children, were killed in the eastern districts since mid-November alone, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    Russian military support, firepower and planning were central in Assad’s assault on the city. For much of the battle, the Russian authorities, and sympathetic news stations, asserted that only "terrorists and their sympathizers" remained behind in the eastern part of the city. This was disputed by other regional powers, including Turkey.

    There have been reports of war crimes on both sides, but particularly by advancing regime forces. The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon highlighted “credible” cases of over 80 alleged executions of civilians by regime forces in the hours and days after rebel forces left the city. The evidence the U.N. claimed to have suggested that they were killed using handguns.

    Both Russia and the Assad regime have denied the executions.
    Russian EOD spent their time largely destroying Russian munitions not IEDs planted by the rebels...
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    Russia repeating the same exact tactics they used on Aleppo now on Idlib...their next target as declared by Assad....

    Heavy #Russian overnight air strikes on civilian infrastructure in #Idlib city.
    Ongoing right now

    The #Russian air force conducts air strikes south west of #Aleppo as we speak.

    Russian/regime jets continue bombing rebels in Idlib, Rif Dimashq on 4th day of ceasefire. #Isis meanwhile, continues to advance in Homs
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    Russia Today is stepping up it's propaganda and disinformation against Germany using their media outlet based in Germany.....

    Auch dieser „virale“ @RT_Deutsch-#Propaganda-Versuch zu Syrien lässt sich problemlos widerlegen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFciy1IhYkU#…

    IT actually appears that a single German MSM media outlet BILD is the only German media outlet actively confronting Russian disinformation and propaganda...every single German propaganda/disinformation article that RT and Sputnik publish is actively countered by BILD......

    THIS is exactly how one pushes back on active Russian info warfare....

    The German neo right party AfD has shown a proRussian side in their statements supporting Crimea/Putin and support for Assad
    They claim when confronted about this ad...it is a single case....they are lying to cover it up....this type of ad has appeared in a number of German locations...

    Right now AfD is tracking at 12% nationwide...will weaken CDU/CSU but not derail Merkel....
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    WadiBarada: massive airstrike on Ain Al-Fijah. Area of ~400 m targeted & main water facility supplying #Damascus nearly hit (again).

    Air strikes on the #Barada village which #Russia says is not part of the nationwide ceasefire.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgoE1jiI2EA#…


    Russian AF and Turkish AF flying now joints attacks on al Bab....USAF still flying attacks for Kurdish YPG/PKK....how much more convoluted can this get now...enter Trump on 20 JAN and it will get interesting in a hurry....

    As #Turkey & #Russia perform intense air & artillery strikes on #ISIS-held al-Bab, more & more pix emerge,similar to what we saw in #Aleppo.
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    Syria's armed opposition ceases all consideration of attending #Astana peace negotiations due to regime's consistent ceasefire violations:

    THIS is a "calling out of Turkey and Russia as they signed up to be guarantors" and have not done a single thing except state things are going well considering.....

    AND the UNSC.....lost in space and shopping somewhere inside New York city...AND they signed up to support this so called ceasefire....

    According to @snhr, the #Assad regime & #Russia were responsible for 75% of civilian deaths in #Syria in 2016.
    (12,703 of 16,913 total)


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    Hardline clerics are piling pressure on Ahrar al-Sham to merge with JFS & others - leaking internal advocates & publicly calling for unity:

    Charles Lister ‏@Charles_Lister
    I'm told by Ahrar al-Sham insiders that opponents of a JFS merger are being threatened w their lives unless they change their position.

    According to one of those [leadership] sources, JFS is actively trying to "force" the merger, but "it still won't happen."

    An apparent US drone strike killed several senior JFS/AQ figures in #Idlib today, inc. Abu Omar al-Turkistani; a lead figure in unity talks.

    SO is the US actively trying to derail any unity talks??????

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    Kyle W. Orton ‏@KyleWOrton
    The last two major speeches from #IS leaders have singled #Turkey out as the primary target because of Ankara's war against #IS.

    When #IS's caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, last spoke, on 2 NOV 2016, he said #Turkey was a "priority for your jihad"
    https://goo.gl/fLC5UN
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    Foreign Policy ‏@ForeignPolicy
    The arc of history is long, but it won't ever judge Obama's Syria policy kindly.
    http://atfp.co/2hBkW0w

    ISW ‏@TheStudyofWar Jan 1
    US interests in #Syria include preventing expansion of Iranian/Russian sphere of influence -

    Syria #Assad's SyriaTel Mobile communications back in eastern #Aleppo & #Raqqa after 3 years

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    Hacking warning......
    How smartphones can be turned into spying devices with a simple app available on the net.

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-d...vie-g9r5s7rgn#
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    An apparent US drone strike killed several senior JFS/AQ figures in #Idlib today, inc. Abu Omar al-Turkistani; a lead figure in unity talks.

    SO is the US actively trying to derail any unity talks??????
    If so, it's the first sane US decision related to Syria since...

    ...hm...since King-Crane Commission's findings of 1919...?

    (EDIT: <= filles a memorandum to remind himself of the story that 'even' a broken watch is showing correct time twice a day....)
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    Woman killed, 3 civilians including a child injured, in #Russian air strikes on #KhanShaykhun, #Idlib province.
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    What the heck is this........Egypt now out of control..???????

    Egyptian anchor non-sarcastically announces a US-UK-Iran-Turkey-ISIS-Hezbollah-Hamas-JS conspiracy vs Egypt security

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Russian Army Publishes Pictures of Aleppo Ruins:
    https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/...o-ruins-56716#

    Images leave little doubt as to the hellish nature of existence during the final days inside this anti-Assad enclave.
    Jan 2, 2017 — 20:09

    REMEMBER it was actually the Russian Syrian Ambassador in Damascus in a public interview who stated..."Assad has no plans to attack Aleppo...that is nothing but rebel propaganda"....




    Russian EOD spent their time largely destroying Russian munitions not IEDs planted by the rebels...
    MORE Russian Aleppo EOD photos..
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