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#FSA training graduation ceremony in the free part of #Hama province.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntXb1fq4mOw …

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45 people killed in the war in #Syria yday.
Most in several #Assad regime air strikes east of Damascus
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Russian Syrian Express.....

Video of yesterday's Alexander Otrakovsky 031 southbound transit on the Bosphorus
https://youtu.be/YjKpcjmfNVA

She is carrying over her estimated 500 ton capacity as she sits far lower than she has in past shipments.
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AND the plot thickens.....what the heck is going on?????

HMCS Fredericton is heading to Varna, Bulgaria. On the Bosphorus #Istanbul

It is getting confusing. Apparently Lady Story is not @HMCSFredericton since Fred just turned on her Ais. Odd

Now it is clear that @HMCSFredericton is messing with us. They changed the Ais registry from Lady Story (a cargo ship) to a warship+

And what is COTONOU ? ? ? @HMCSFredericton and the vessel in pic is French Navy Flamant class patrol vessel. Oy vey. and the plot thickens

Good question, surely Warship 337 must be @HMCSFredericton

They love playing with their ais signals. lady Story is no more.

Appears NATO warship was "masking" it's movements with a commercial tracking identification prior to entering the Bosphorus........

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Several explosions in 2 neighborhoods in #Homs city east of the Baath University

Death toll from Assad airstrikes on school, hospital & CD centre in Deir al-Asafir y'day has risen to 33 inc. 12 children. #Syria #Damascus

33 dead
60 plus wounded
In regime airstrikes massacre on school & hospital in Deir Assafir in E.#Ghouta:
https://youtu.be/69my6KzZBF8

AS the anti Assad forces are in a defense only mode Assad continues to literally break the entire CoH WITHOUT a single Russian statement....AND he continues as did the RuAF to kill civilians with targeted terror attacks....
NOTICE the West says nothing nor does the UNSC......as he is even violating their three resolutions....


A mortar reportedly hit Masaken Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus city. SANA says shell was fired by" terrorists in East Ghouta,"

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Critical development.....Iran now firing ballistic missiles in the ME supposedly first at IS BUT what about at some point Israel, Jordan, KSA and Turkey.

BREAKING: #Iran has reportedly launched balistic missiles on IS's positions near Makhmur in #Iraq for supporting Iraqi Army's offensive.


NOTE: Iran is not an active participant in the Iraqi fighting but now is....so is Iran expanding it's hegemon reach at the expense of KSA just as it was doing in Yemen and Syria after Lebanon???
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These guys & the intl community can airdrop to Assad parts of Deir Ezzor but not rebel held Madaya & Daraya
Russia has stopped "pretending" they are distributing humanitarian aid as required by their own CoH...to the approximately 500K besieged and hard to get to locations.......

Syrian Rebels release 2 Assad regime sergeants in exchange for Assad regime kidnap of 5 women (some government) https://rfsmediaoffice.com/en/2016/0.../#.Vv0i0-IrJ1u

Great article exploring how Putin failed in Ukraine & failed for the most part in Syria
http://intersectionproject.eu/articl...utins-strategy

Interview with Baghdadi's ex wife
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isi...e-saja-n548356

Ahrar political officer Labib al-Nahhas with a pretty apt reading of regime strategy.
http://eldorar.com/node/96166

Families continue to bury their loved ones, victims of y'day MAR 31 massacre by #SAA
37 martyrs
#Deir_Asafir #Syria


SAA helicopters dropped barrel bombs over #alBinjera #alBaweiydah & #alBarada villages
#Aleppo cs #Syria APRIL 1st

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Several airstrikes targeting #Banes village reported
#Aleppo cs #Syria APRIL 1st

Airstrikes targeting #Maarat_alNouman reported
#Idlib #Syria APRIL 1st

Airstrikes on #alHabit and #alTmana towns reported
#Idlib cs #Syria April 1st

Destructive UXO clearance required in #Palmyra after @mod_russia literally spread munitions

LCCSY Documented March 1st - March 31= 876 Martyrs(Including unidentified)
101 Children
63 Women
26 Tortured
#Syria

https://goo.gl/44wqYA

It is clear #Assad & @mod_russia renewed terrorist attacks on schools, mosques. Civil centers.
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AFP news agency
✔ ‎@AFP #BREAKING France accuses Syrian regime of violating ceasefire
AND Obama remains TOTALLY silent as does Kerry after all his conversations with Putin and his FM....how strange is that?????

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BTW...the Gaz-66s were recently shipped in and some commenters laughed about it.due to their age....well it seems they are carrying Spetsnaz personnel......

Russian convoy out of Palmyra includes Ural 4320(fuel), Gaz-66, R-166 0,5, BTR-80, Kamaz trucks v @RasmusTantholdt

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Clashes along ~25 km front in S. #Aleppo. Pro-Regime forces (esp. Iranian) defensive line breached in several points

Lengthy six minute video of Nusra + co-belligerents attacking Til Eis today. Multiple tanks, BMPs, and a HMMWV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09RT...ature=youtu.be …

Activist reporting Al Eis village is completely under the control of Nusra. Hill is still under control of the militias and now encircled.

Aleppo Clashes south of Al-Hader
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...37916&z=14&m=b …

S. Aleppo : Opposition seize a Regime tank after it's crew abandoned it on #Tal_Eis.

Faylaq al-Sham is also heavily involved in the battle against ISIL north Aleppo along Turkish borders.

Aleppo Clashes in center of Khan Tuman after #FSA moved into
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...53580&z=15&m=b …
Nusra and others are now pushing towards Zaytan (North of Tal Eis) after bombing the village with mortars.
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Faylaq al-Sham field commander Nadeem Abu Safi reportedly killed in south Aleppo battle.

Big battle now along 40km frontline (from southern entrance of #Aleppo to Abu Ruwayl
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...36278&z=14&m=b …

VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra fire heavy artillery in assault on al-Eis, southern Aleppo, #Syria.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ1d...ature=youtu.be …

Confirmed
Abu Ruwal, al-Khaldiya, al-Mahrooqat, & outskirts of #TelEis are liberated:


Other FSA participants include: Jaysh Al Fatiheen, Shamia Front, Jaysh Al Tahreer, Liwa Suqour Al Jabal. Rebels going all in.
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FSA Central Div say opposition groups repelled a regime army attack in south Aleppo & launched a counter offensive

SouthAleppo offensive
Second martyrdom operation on #Hill Eis. Allahu Akbar

AjnadSham bashing regime away in S. #Aleppo with assortment of heavy artillery.

US, Russia + others have formed something called the Humanitarian Task Force to get aid into areas like Daraya. Despite more than a month of meetings, they still can’t seem to drive these aid trucks in
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Rebels captured #SAA Brigade General in southern outskirts of #AleppoScreening reports to find the name of this SAA General......

SAA Brigadier General /Republican Guard "Ahmed al-Mohammad" from #Homs killed eastern Ghouta #Damascus

SAA/IRGC/Shia militias seemed to be taken completely by surprise on this FSA/JaN southern Aleppo offensive.....

FSA take over Kamaliya from IS in northern #Aleppo
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...06781&z=15&m=b …

Video from battle in al-Eis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09RTUKvddlo …

What looks like an Iranian Shahed-129 drone over Khan Touman in S Aleppo performing reconnaissance

Syria Nusra fighters with helmets?

Aleppo Failed #Assad-forces attack on al-Rashidin suburb
-now counter assault
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...68729&z=15&m=b …
JN -night blast inside al Eis town in southern #Aleppo

Iran backed militias dug huge trench/wall in al-Eis area
(image from JN -BMP-bomb
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...98863&z=15&m=b …
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Difficult to say how powerful & sustained the anti-regime offensive in southern #Aleppo is

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Report from battle at al Eis in southern #Aleppo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Zd...ature=youtu.be

Aleppo Clashes south of Al-Hader
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...37916&z=14&m=b

Iran'i lead militias lost Abu Ruwayl & Hawbar in southern #Aleppo
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...45634&z=15&m=b

Big battle now along 40km frontline (from southern entrance of #Aleppo to Abu Ruwayl
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...36278&z=14&m=b

2 JN-suicide blasts in al Eis in southern #Aleppo -ongoing battle to take regime positions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITEGTxzewy0

Aleppo JN & allied took Army Fuelling Base in al Eis
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...83521&z=16&m=b
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Clashes at flash points in southern rural #Aleppo east of highway

Syria rebels drop leaflets over #Damascus from drones
http://mme.cm/G4AW00

Syrian activists #footage shows heavy fighting, not just in Al-Eis but all along the S-W #Aleppo front.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEnKvbNewD4

FSA heroes after liberating the village of Tal Btal in rural #Aleppo from #ISIS gangs this morning #Syria
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Charles Lister ‏@Charles_Lister
With fighting in E. #Ghouta & now massive escalation in S. #Aleppo, we may be watching the official end to the cessation of hostilities.

BreakingFootage
Jabhat al-#Nusra supporting #AlEis ofensive with 2S1, D-30 and M-46 arties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ1dt1l_e3Q

Fighter from Kurdish FSA group Liwa Afhad Saladin (equipped/trained by US/Turkey) with a M249 LMG.

Footage & #Pictures
Just another #SyriaCeasefire day east of #Damascus.
Ignored by #Assad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xta99zlbPo

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"Sharia law will help democracy," according to a report published in a Russian newspaper
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http://m.gazeta.ru/politics/2016/03/31_a_8153243.shtml

Exclusive: U.S. weighs ramping up deployment of special forces to Syria
http://reut.rs/25BVvxw

Latakia, clashes between the Desert Eagles backed by Russia and the Regime police office in the centre of Latakia city, and kill one policeman. Suqur Al Sahra (Desert Eagles) are sectarian militias headed by Mohammad Jaber. It is backed by Russia with arms and equipment specially after they contributed to save he Russian pilot.

Daraa rif, Al An TV reportage – FSA and JAF affiliated against Daesh

A scene that makes you cry. A #Syria-n girl, crying, holding her dead siblings. Is there any humanity in the world?

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Syrian activist report from seemingly massive islamist rebel push towards #AlEis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYTwtofNP_M

Intense fighting #footage from around Al Eis including #Nusra humvee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...lo&app=desktop

Footage
Islamic Front-run M-46 gun, taking part in S-W #Aleppo offensive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEKbJ3FwT5E

Skyline south of #Aleppo earlier tonight during large-scale (mainly) islamist offensive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NkqdoF6kc4

Possible Iranian drone......
Footage
Large drone over #KhanTuman south of #Aleppo during rebel offensive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2R_cU8bh6c

Opposition retake Tall al-Maqla' hill and Khaldiya, Abu Ruwayl, Hawbar villages. Clashes ongoing with Iranian #IRGC in Tall al-Eis.

Regime dropped barrel bombs on Abu Ruwayl & Hawbar in southern #Aleppo after lost both today
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...46063&z=15&m=b

Nusra declare took "تل المقلع" in al-Eis area of southern #Aleppo
May be this http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...91932&z=17&m=b

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