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Old 10-02-2016   #21
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SAA in northern Hama" -- featuring UNHCR gear and an unknown Shia militia member (note Iranian digital camo too)
Priceless...

(Especially since that idiot is so proud of publishing such photos under hashtags like 'SAA', 'Syrian Arab Army' etc.)

BTW: here a nice summary of '1 year of major Russian achivements in Syria': For every 1 square kilometer Syria regime gained in Aleppo, it lost 14.5 square kilometers to rebels in Hama (PDF file).

Guess, Kremlin sees this as a 'confirmation' that the Russian military intervention in Syria prevented the JAN from taking over in Damascus...
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RECENT headline title of the Sputnik International the 500% Russian owned propaganda media outlet in 122 countries....

"In Syrian Russian Military Services Fight for Long Term Geopolitical Interests of Europe"....

SO now Russia considers itself to be fully "European" and part of NATO????????
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A car bomb of Daesh destroyed around Turkmen Bareh #EuphratesShield
http://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2016/2...turkmen-bareh#
… pic.twitter.com/DdyZU69sDU

SOHR Raids on Khan Shaykhun #Idlib &explosions in the northwestern countryside of #Raqqah
http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=51709

SOHR Again, another bridge destroyed by warplanes @ countryside of #DeirEzzor increases the province’s separation
http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=51711

If the Syrians/Russians keep this up then even DeirEzzor will be isolated fully with IS surrounding it fully.....just proves both Assad and Putin do not quite understand just how to stop IS

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Syria presses Aleppo advance, as U.N. says hospitals near collapse
http://reut.rs/2dyABc1

Hama: Ahrar Al-Sham shelled #Hama Airbase with a BM-21 Grad fully loaded (40 rockets).

SYRIA: Syrian swimmer and her 12-year-old brother killed by shelling of Armenian neighborhood of #Aleppo
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a7341186.html#

Aleppo: Pro-#Assad forces have captured #Handarat Camp, #Kindi Hospital & al-#Shuqayyif District. Heavy fighting at #Jandoul Roundabout.
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Russia looks at its "strategic" #Syria operation, incl advisors and mil theory, is interesting.
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...peration.html#

Actually interesting......
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RECENT headline title of the Sputnik International the 500% Russian owned propaganda media outlet in 122 countries....

"In Syrian Russian Military Services Fight for Long Term Geopolitical Interests of Europe"....

SO now Russia considers itself to be fully "European" and part of NATO????????
But they do - fight for what they think is in interest of Europe: destabilisation of the EU through mass influx of refugees, through Putler's support for all sorts of right- and left-wing extremists, through spread of xenophobia and chauvinism etc.

All of this is 'better' for Russia, because a disunited EU means Russia stronk.
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EuphratesShield: #FSA backed by #TSK seized from #ISIS village of Hurdanah and is now ~2 km away from #ISIS stronghold of #Akhtarin.

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The #FreeIdlibArmy shells pro-#Assad forces south of #Aleppo simultaniously with 2 BM-21 pieces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfBF...utu.be#…

SECRET BASES OF IRAN REGIME IN##SYRIA
https://yallasouriya.wordpress.com/2...-syria#…

Syria #Damascus (west) Republican Guard bombing towns in Barada valley from above

Syria #Russia'n Airstrikes on #Rastan town in northern #Homs last night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THEmOtpQc1k#…

Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish army, took 2 more villages and stand 3 km from Akhtarin now.
#Aleppo #Syria

Over Dayrkhabiyah in #Syria today.
If rebels had MANPADS they could at least down these child killers ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pmKQKsQMr0#…

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3 meters deep crater after "#Assad" regime air strike on residential area in #Arbin near #Damascus today
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-hSS49it6c#…

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Ahrar al-Sham fires 36 freshly-delivered #Grad missiles vs. #Hama military airport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfzMQZfZt7I#…

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Dozens of school kids in panic as #Assad shells their city in #Syria today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UGDS4WrvFw#…

ANOTHER Assad CHLORINE CW attack and the US and UNSC say absolutely nothing....

KafrZita also was attacked by #Assad's GAS forces once again yesterday evening ...

And also #Rastan in #Homs province ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj93tHQawtY#…

KafrZita last night.
#Russian incendiary bomb attacks on the town and other areas in #Idlib and #Hama
.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwojNYusAiI#…

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Russian air strike w/parachute bomb on Al-Taman'ah in #Idlib province.
Dozens of bombs hitting the area now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLTKV9pQ-E#…

BreakingFootage
An #Assad regime helicopter dropped a 15 projectiles bomb carpet on #Tarmala in southern #Idlib.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs5rIyoHzUw#…
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Douma,
east of #Damascus today.

Rest in peace,little angles

The "international community" didn't want to save you & won't act b/c of you.
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"Hezbollah,” Mr. Kerry explained, “is not plotting against us.”
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tw-share&_r=1#

Russia warns US not to intervene as hospital is hit in latest Aleppo blitz
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201..._iOSApp_Other#
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IMPORTANT development

Intact Assad regime armor being left behind on retreat is a sign of either lack of coordination or - equally likely - fuel. 14+ so far in N Hama.
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Douma,
east of #Damascus today.

Rest in peace,little angles

The "international community" didn't want to save you & won't act b/c of you.
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BBC News - Reporting Syria's war - the images you won't see
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37505131#
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Turkey sends 1000+ Special Forces to northern #Syria
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Turkish-backed rebels 3km from strategic Dabiq, northern Syria
https://goo.gl/kNbL2N

UOSSM Suisse ‏@UOSSM_Suisse
"it's my baby hospital, took us months to build it, thx 4 the support" Dr Araj said @ #UOSSM conference In Geneva 2015.
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UOSSM Canada ‏@uossmCan
BREAKING: Hama cave hospital, best fortified in Syria, heavily damaged by air strikes hours ago


A @UOSSM/@sams_usa underground hospital, built 50+ feet into the ground, was bombed in #Hama. It's out of service.

The criminal #Russian regime used #BunkerBuster bombs to destroy one of the safest hospital in free #Syria today.
Deep underground


The terrorists from #Assad (+ Shiite militias), the #YPG and #Russia entirely destroy free #Aleppo to recapture it.
And it works ...


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The criminal #Assad regime captured the #Kindi hospital area after heavy #Russian regime air strikes
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D-YcZsR7I0#…

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Russian regime cluster bomb attacks on the free parts of #Hama province today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oe_tstyoJM#…

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#Russian & #Assad air strikes on already injured civilians in #Aleppo today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbjwj8KW9uk#…

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Massive air strikes on #Lataminah and around in #Hama province today.
"#Russian", activists say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXTdoynp-ew#…

Footage
Russian state TV with #Assad forces, battling rebels w/ air strikes east of #Damascus.
February 27 truce?!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW67UC6c6qo#…
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CRITICAL as this proves that the US supported Kurdish proxy YPG/SDF/PKK in the end is in fact an ally of Assad and Putin and just how could CENTCOM/US SF and the entire Obama WH get it so wrong?????

Regime media: #Assad and #YPG "in cooperation" in northern #Aleppo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jzmU79QUfY#…

YPG has been assisting Assad regime Shia militias and Hezbollah in their attacks on the eastern portion of Aleppo and the FSA....

BUT WAIT the US has been providing YPG weapons and training to attack IS.....BUT IS is not in Aleppo.....
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Hassan Hassan ‏@hxhassan Oct 1
We thought Todenhfer was duped. But it's worse.
Doubts about Authenticity: Momentous Syria Interview Under Fire

Todenhoefer was duped by Assad intelligence.......played by info warfare and played well by the way...

BUT AS ALWAYS social media caught it within moments after his article was released by MSM.....

Ahmad sheik aldayaa.. (abu alaz) ..the one the German journalist said he is alnusra ..he is in fact regime Shihab..as his pictures prove..
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The Mullah's #SyriaExpress stays busy
#MahanAir flies suspected Shiite militants from Najaf to Damascus.


Aleppo today.
Dozens of air strikes by #AssadPutin hit the free part of the city.
The world looks away
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_wx1KKOvBk#…
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Fred Hof: "The #Assad regime makes Syria safe for terrorist groups that threaten the United States and its allies."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5fb64e2614cf

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Political extremism in Syria — the kind that combines irreligious sectarianism in the name of Islam with transnational terrorism — depends on Bashar al-Assad clinging to power. The Islamic State certainly must be beaten militarily, a long process that is painfully overdue. But Assad’s political survival strategy of mass homicide has made Syria fertile ground for vicious forms of criminality distinct from his own. To defeat the Islamic State, we must end the regime’s mass murder: diplomatically if possible, militarily if necessary.

The Assad regime is a cause and enabler of the Islamic State. In the early 2000s, it helped midwife al-Qaeda in Iraq, the direct ancestor of the Islamic State, by escorting foreign fighters across Syria and into Iraq. By pursuing a civilian-centric terrorism agenda since 2011 and alienating Sunni Muslims in Syria and around the globe, the regime has boosted the terrorist group’s recruiting and created a territorial vacuum for the ersatz caliphate to fill. The Islamic State is Assad’s enemy of choice, and Assad is the group’s enemy of choice as well — someone whose depredations fall overwhelmingly on Sunni Muslims it hopes to recruit.

President Obama#first acknowledged this symbiotic relationship in November 2014 at the Group of 20 summit in Australia. He recognizes that Assad’s war on civilians sustains the Islamic State, but he has never exacted a military price for mass murder. Instead the United States’ strategy in Syria today ineffectively divides the problem into two loosely connected pieces: in the West, watching mass murder while entreating Russia to stop it; in the East, pursuing the Islamic State indecisively with airplanes and a Kurdish militia.
No one advocates invading and occupying Syria. Still, the next president should approach Syria in a way consistent with ground truth: The rampant criminality of the Assad regime makes Syria safe for terrorist groups that threaten the United States and its allies.

If talks with Russia fail to stop regime atrocities, the president — our current one or the next — should seek, select and apply modest military means (such as cruise missile strikes and effective antiaircraft weapons for vetted rebels) to exact a painful price for wanton attacks on hospitals, schools, markets and mosques. Russia and Iran will not like it, but they can prevent it by getting their client out of the mass murder business. No one knows where Syria or Assad will be politically in a year, or three, or five. But we do know this: Nothing politically good can happen in Syria with civilians on the bull’s-eye. Assad’s free ride for mass murder must end for Syria’s future to begin.

The Islamic State must be killed militarily and kept from coming back to life, but the missing ingredient has been a sufficiently capable ground force. For military victory over the Islamic State to be sealed, Washington and its allies must prepare their partners in the Syrian opposition to govern liberated areas. All of this is painfully and gratuitously overdue. A regional and European coalition of the willing under U.S. leadership should have been organized right after the Paris attacks of November 2015.

Protecting civilians, beating the Islamic State and organizing decent governance for eastern Syria should be the pillars of a strategy to stabilize Syria, to set the stage for real peace talks and to stop the hemorrhaging of terrified humanity from a country ravaged mercilessly by two sides of the same terrorist coin: the Islamic State#and Assad.
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CrowBat....what do you think about the numbers being mentioned here...in light of the massive airlift coming out of Najaf Iraq?????



Kyle W. Orton ‏@KyleWOrton
From #MEK, so ...

Claim is #Iran has 15,000 of its own troops and 45,000 foreign Shia jihadists in #Syria

I know MEK has it's own anti Iran agenda....but they do often have good intel sources....
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US KKK leader visiting Assad.........used by proAssad commenters.

David Duke
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http://davidduke.com/isis-horror-created-zionists/#…

Latest in the list of far right fascists and Neo Nazis to be hosted by the Syrian regime
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