"The Syrian Democratic Forces on Wednesday confirmed that prominent SDF commander Roni Welat was killed in a ‘terrorist attack’ in Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday... [he] participated in many operations against ISIS, including in Tal Abyad, Raqqa, Manbij, Tabqa, and Deir ez-Zor, including leading the battle against #ISIS ... Moreover, Welat played a role in reconciliation efforts with Arab tribes after the SDF engaged in battles with a tribal force"
Today is the feast day of Abraham of Kratia, from Emesa, now Homs, #Syria https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/syria/hamah.html?s=mb #travel #history
"IDF says it’s shelling Hezbollah targets in Lebanon after repeated attacks by terror group"
"Israel-Hamas war live: Israeli tanks push deeper into Khan Younis"
Seems our leaders lack maturity, perseverance, and empathy
"Republican lawmakers walk out of Ukraine aid talks after Zelenskiy cancels
Ukrainian president had been expected to join Zoom call but ‘something came up at the last minute’"
#EU #Pentagon #Military #War #NATO #Weapons #US #NAFO #Hamas #Palestine #Israel #Syria #Iran #Russia #Lebanon #News #Gaza #Putin #Hezbollah #ISW #GOP #Democrats #Politics #Zelensky #Ukraine #Taiwan #NAFO
“This decision represents a deviation from the framework of the agreement that regulates the work of the #OPCW, and also contains procedures that violate the texts and provisions of International Law and the Charter of the United Nations.”
From pro Syrian telegram channel:
Israeli army bases in Golan Heights are targeted by IRGC and resistance forces in #Syria.
🔹According to our source, IRGC and resistance groups from the western suburbs of Daraa province, near the borders of the occupied territories, targeted illegal bases of the Zionist regime army in the occupied Golan heights with missile strikes.
🔹The intensity of this missile attack has been unprecedented in recent years.
Ignatius IV of Antioch was the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All The East from 1979 until his death OTD in 2012 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/syria/damascus.html?s=mb #travel #Syria #history
RT from Crypto Rich (@CryptoRichYT)
How many wars has the West waged since WW2? Why does the #USA #UK #NATO go from one #war to the next, & why were they so hostile to #DonaldTrump - the first US President since Jimmy Carter to not start a new war?
@NakedHedgie & I discuss
#Ukraine #Russia #Syria #Israel #Gaza
Original tweet : https://nitter.privacydev.net/CryptoRichYT/status/1732007468249551146
Today is the feast day of Maruthas of Martyropolis, a Syrian monk who became bishop of Maypherkat in Mesopotamia from some time before 399 through 410, dying before 420 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/syria/palmyra.html?s=mb #travel #Syria #history
"#Iran will respond to attacks on its interests in #Syria, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said.... 'No action against Iran's interests and our advisory forces in Syria will go unanswered,' Kanaani said. Two IRGC members who served as military advisers in Syria were killed in an #Israel attack, Iranian state media reported on December 2, in the first reported Iranian casualties during the ongoing war in #Gaza"
Today on the Orthodox calendar is the commemoration of the early 8th century Icon of the Mother of God of #Damascus, the Panayia Tricherousa or "Three-handed Theotokos" https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/syria/damascus.html?s=mb #travel #Syria #history
"Three Cargo Ships Hit By #Houthi Missiles, U.S. Destroyer Downs Drones
USS Carney downed three drones Sunday and came to the aid of two commercial vessels struck by Houthi missiles in the Red Sea "
"Corruption trial of Israeli PM Netanyahu resumes
An emergency order from Israel’s justice minister following the events of October 7 had put the case on pause."
(Photo: Victims from Assad sarin attacks near #Damascus, August 2013)
"A military source [said] that unidentified gunmen on motorcycles attacked with light and medium weapons the Turkish forces post near the village of Ruweiha in the eastern part of the Zawiya Mountain. The source said that today’s attack is the second of its kind in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, unknown assailants attacked a Turkish forces checkpoint near the village of Afes in eastern #Idlib, but no casualties were reported"
"An anonymous security source reported on Sunday the firing of rockets from the #Rabia area west of Mosul towards Syrian territories, coinciding with reports of targeting a #US base in #Syria. The source informed Shafaq News Agency that 'approximately six rockets were launched from the outskirts of Rabia towards Syrian territories, suspected to have targeted US military bases in Syria'"
" Israel needs to protect civilians or risk ‘strategic failure’ in Gaza
The warning comes as the Biden administration increases pressure on Israel to keep Palestinians safe."
"IDF says 800 tunnels discovered in Gaza op, 500 destroyed or sealed"
"Iran-linked cyberattacks threaten equipment used in U.S. water systems and factories"
"Israel-Hamas war: IDF expands evacuation call in south Gaza"
When will the "hate fatigue" set in?
"1 of the 3 Palestinian students shot in Vermont is paralyzed from the shooting, his mother says "
"Israel orders more people in crowded southern Gaza to evacuate as heavy bombardment shifts there"
"The Israeli campaign of dehumanisation to justify the starvation and bombing of civilians in Gaza bears an uncanny similarity to the one used in Syria"
Daanish Farruqi writes on how Assad's tactics of collective punishment, aided and abetted by the systematic dehumanisation of the opposition by some parts of Syrian society, are similar to what we are seeing in Gaza today.
#Gaza #Israel #Syria #Palestin #Hama #Assad #Netanyahu
—Determined to prevent #Arab victory => #Soviet victory in 1973 #ArabIsraeliWar
—Stabilized #Israel, #Egypt, #Syria borders
—Induced Arabs to accept partial withdrawal
—2 disengagement agreements between Egypt & Israel
—1 between Israel & Syria
—Paved the way for #AbrahamAccords
Nixing Egypt weakened other Arab states & sidelined #Palestinians
Key mistake: not seeing Palestinians as part of the equation
Q&A: UN expert on Australia citizenship-stripping plan and ‘legal fiction’
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We began with a ceremony to mark the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.
Now we are discussing use of #ChemicalWeapons in #Syria, and particularly a proposed decision which would apply new controls and reporting requirements on transfer of certain chemicals and items to Syria, essentially putting Syria outside the #ChemicalWeaponsConvention for the purposes of these transfers.
Like #Israel & #Palestine, both #India & #Pakistan also had civil conflicts after partition of British India in 1947. More than 15 million people were displaced, with India sandwiched between discontiguous areas of Pakistan, but both sides largely picked up the pieces, rebuilt, & moved on
"According to the #UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs... some 45 percent of all of Gaza’s housing units have already either been destroyed or severely damaged.
By one measure, it took four years of conflict in #Syria to destroy a comparable share of what Israel pulverized in a matter of weeks."
"Israel and Hamas have reached a deal on a cease-fire and hostages. What does it look like?"
i do know it looks like we are in the middle of a real WW3, Electric "Blood for Oil" Boogaloo
the sick fucks of the American petroligarchy won't go quietly into the night. identify all the executives, investors and bankers and BDS their asses.
Meeting in #Beijing to address the war in Gaza appears to have NOT included Iran. China buys oil from Iran. China would likely know if we are preparing to attack Iran & perhaps doesn't want to get too close.
China can use future strikes as a wedge to show it is the peace-maker. This subtle sign comes on the heels of Iranian forces withdrawal from exposed positions along the #Euphrates in #Syria to positions near civilians in #DeirEzZor and in #Homs and adds to the factors that might indicate a more robust response to Iran's regional #aggression may be on the table.
China has been importing crude from the Islamic Republic all along since the sanctions on Iran entered into force in 2018.
"Israel-Hamas war live updates: Heavy fighting erupts around Gaza's Indonesian Hospital
The new battles in northern Gaza came as hopes for a hostage deal were rising."
‘My soul and beating heart’: Orphaned Syrian children find new family
It started because #Palestinians rejected #UN resolution splitting #British Palestine into 2 states. In contrast, #India & #Pakistan largely accepted partition of British India. 15 million were displaced.
The other russian war that the world forgot... As the international media juggernaut has turned away from #Ukraine towards #Gaza, I'm extremely grateful for the independent journalists like @timkmak for continuing their reporting. Worth supporting their team financially as well.
This week they have been revisiting #Syria, where 300,000 civilians have been killed since 2011. The misery + suffering that Putin (+ Assad) is responsible for, makes me wish I believed in hell.
Ernesto’s Sanctuary: Please join us in our prayers for the safety of the cat lady of #Gaza @nour_maryam may god bless you and your animals . Please friends pray for her and don’t lose time
With political issues. From cats lovers to cats lovers !! (The Aleppo Cat Man has a cat sanctuary in #Syria) @palestine @syria
Ali managed to save his son, who was in the burning building.
They got him to Turkey in an ambulance. He was in a coma for three and a half months and had burns on over 70 percent of his body.
I met Ali on the border between Turkey and Syria at a charity that allows Syrians receive medical treatment in Turkey.
There’s a terrible unity between Ukrainians and Syrians, one that was not wanted. They are both victims of Russian intervention.
Simultaneously, #Iranian militias operate unchecked.
Against pentagon & Military leaders criminal defendant trump took US out which was a victory for #Iran & Russia, and a betrayal among #Kurdish and Arab opposition forces. Experts: the move provided “Iran with solid control over the entire #arc of the #Levant from #Baghdad to #Beirut” and allowed Russia and Iran to emerge as the dominant players in #Syria.
The decision to withdraw was abrupt & led to a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. Despite warnings from senior US officials & commanders that the fight against ISIS was not over and that without more help and training from #American troops, #ISIS extremists did regroup and return.
France issues arrest warrants against Syria's President Assad
French judges have issued arrest warrants for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, his brother Maher al-Assad, and two other senior officials over the use of banned chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
Following a series of attacks against U.S. persons in #Iraq and #Syria, U.S. Central Command #USCENTCOM forces conducted an air strike against a facility in Syria used by #Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups. We will take all necessary measures to defend our people against those who are responsible for the attacks and will respond at a time and place of our choosing.
At the end of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Quds force of the #Iranian armed forces built up Shia proxies in the region. Their goal was to eject U.S. troops, liberate Jerusalem and cause harm to Israel.
Iran started to fund and train Hamas, accelerating the support once #Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. Although Hamas, a #Sunni organization, was not ideologically aligned with the #Shiite leaders of #Iran, it tactically ignored the differences and focused on its shared goal of expelling U.S. troops and destroying Israel.
At least 45 US personnel have sustained injuries from the attacks, including 24 reporting traumatic brain injuries.
Israeli shells with white phosphorus (incendiary munition illegal in civilian areas) hit a village in southern Lebanon, injuring Lebanese civilians. Israeli military did not immediately respond to inquiries. So let's not jump to conclusions characterizing this either as an accident or a war crime. Either way, we do not have enough information.
SoS #Blinken & DefSec #Austin testified today that conflict in Israel triggered by Hamas-launched rockets is *LINKED* to conflict in #Ukraine that's been ongoing since #Russia annexed Ukrainian territory of #Crimea in 2014 and escalated it in 2022 as part of Russian #irredentism.
Israel IDF airstrikes hit a refugee camp in the south of #Gaza. At least 50 people were killed, including 19 relatives of an Al Jazeera staff member. Is this another round of retaliation against #AlJazeera?
And Türkiye isn't doing it just for giggles but in response to an attack on government facilities in Ankara. Terrorists backed by Syria & #Iran want to expand the conflict using Syrian territory.
There'll be more bloodshed, but as horrible as that sounds, US should stay out militarily until after #Election2024
THE FACES OF WAR
Last year, last month, today, tomorrow and next year, war stays the same.
Innocent civilians from BOTH sides of the conflict suffer and die from the actions of their 'leaders'.
(Put aside all of this & consider: The world #Jewish population is still smaller than it was in 1939, because of the damage done by the #Nazis. The #Palestinian population has grown, & continues to grow. Demographic shrinkage is one obvious marker of #genocide. In total, roughly 120k Arabs & Jews have been killed in the conflict over Palestine & #Israel since 1860. By contrast, at least 500k people, mainly #civilians, have been killed in the #Syria civil war since it began in 2011.)
Precision airstrikes on Iran-backed militant groups in Syria were in response to attacks on American troops, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says. Politico writes that the retaliatory strikes also underscore the dilemma President Joe Biden faces: How does the U.S. warn Iran amid Middle East volatility? https://flip.it/tm.6bV
#News #WorldNews #Politics #MiddleEast #USA #Syria #Iran
News at 9PM: The IDF is intensifying strikes and expanding ground operations in #Gaza, urging residents to move south. Ceasefire negotiations are reportedly accelerating. The UN continues to send aid trucks into Gaza, though aid is barely trickling in. The US has conducted self-defence air strikes on two facilities in eastern #Syria. Reports reveal over 200,000 minors were abused by #Spain's Roman Catholic clergy. #BBC #News
News at 6PM: Ceasefire negotiations are accelerating according to a BBC source, amid targeted raids by #Israel in the #Gaza Strip and US strikes on facilities in eastern #Syria. Aid is barely trickling into Gaza, says the UN, as protests supporting Palestinians surge across the Middle East. A manhunt continues after a mass shooting in #Maine. It's been a year since Elon #Musk took over #Twitter. Boris Johnson is set to join GB News as a presenter. #ElonMusk #BBC #News
Good afternoon. It's 3PM, Friday, 27th October. The headlines: #Israel is conducting targeted raids in #Gaza, with 229 people held hostage by #Hamas. Aid from the UN is barely reaching Gaza. In the US, a manhunt continues for a #Maine shooting suspect linked to 18 deaths. Thousands of banned pitbull dogs are still kept as pets. US strikes hit Iranian weapons stores in #Syria. #BBC #News
Good afternoon. It's 12PM, Friday, 27th October. The headlines: #Israel is conducting targeted raids in #Gaza, where aid is barely trickling in despite eight UN trucks expected. #Hamas holds 229 people hostage. In the US, a manhunt continues for a #Maine shooting suspect while recent drone attacks on bases in #Syria have been reported. #BBC #News
V #BBC Frank Gardner:
'The US is at great pains to say that the overnight action in eastern #Syria is not in connection with what is going on in #Gaza , that it was not done in any coordination with #Israel , and it is a completely separate action of self-defence.
It is trying to distance its action, (cont.)
Nineteen #American service members in #Iraq and #Syria have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after rocket and drone attacks from Iran-backed #militants last week, according to a# Defense Department official.
I think those groups talk the whole time, to be honest, but they have chosen to make this meeting public - partly to put pressure on Israel' (cont.)
This democracy In NE #Syria is key to peace & stability in region. Time for US & intl community to make a stand. From: Nadine Maenza
Read Erdogan unhinged:
Eight Syrian soldiers were killed and seven wounded by #Israeli strikes on military positions in the southern province of Daraa, state media reports.
#Syria 's state news agency SANA says the attack happened around 01:45 local time on Wed.
Israel's military confirmed it attacked Syrian targets - saying its fighter jets carried out a strike on military infrastructure and mortar launchers after rockets were fired across the border.
US decision to not stop #Erdogan from attacking our partners in #Syria & destroying civilian infrastructure is precisely why #Iran thinks #CENTCOM won't stop their militants from attacking our forces. We reap what we sow. #JakeSullivan #SecBlinken #potus
Iranian-backed militias target U.S. bases in Kurdistan , Iraq, & Syria + 580 Turkish strikes on Rojava killed 44 people, including children + Turkish military forces raided a Kurdish wedding in Eskişehir and arrested 23 people #Kurdistan