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Elijah J. Magnier
Al Rai Chief International, veteran War correspondent, political and terrorism/Counterterrorism analyst: EU, Brussels, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya & more
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @ejmalrai
"We are concerned about civilian lives in because we have killed many in and elsewhere around the world and this is our privilege only".
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Joshua Landis 10h
“YPG Kurdish convoys are moving from Manbij to Afrin ...they are passing through Syrian regime territory,” said Abdul Rahim, commander of Failaq al Sham, a main FSA rebel group helping the Turks invade Afrin. Reinforcements & weapons were moving to the YPG
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @ejmalrai
US Defence Secretary: We understand that Turkey is killing our Kurdish friends. No worry. We are in regular contact and will be informed when all this will be over.
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Amal Saad 7h
The “National Defense Strategy” unveiled by Mattis basically admits that 1)Russia & China are graver threats than ISIS 2)although neither power poses a security threat to US, strategic rivalry w/them is a “national security” priority, emptying concept of security of all meaning
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Joshua Landis 8h
Turkey Accuses France of Supporting Terror: "Anyone who opposes Turkey's Afrin op will be siding with terrorists: FM Çavuşoğlu warns French politicians who say they will take up the issue at the U.N. Security Council."
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Christian Thiels 8h
Using German-made Leopard2-MBT's
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Juliane Meyer 9h
to hang German woman for belonging to 'Islamic State'
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @culturalfatwa
Could you tell me how many attacks were registered between the Kurds and Turkey on monthly basis before 2011?
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @ejmalrai
US State Department: "Turkey informed us about its "Olive Branch" and we asked Ankara not to kill all . Please keep few of our Kurdish dearest friends to guard out military bases in al-Hasaka. Good luck and God Bless America".
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @ejmalrai
Before the US presence in northeast , the Kurds in Afrin and al-Hasaka were in good terms with . But when the US forces arrived and occupied the territory...... you know the rest.
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
Replying to @ejmalrai
I understand the US establishment never learn from history, that is typical. But why the Syrian Kurds are not learning from watching the Iraqi Kurds and how their alliance with the US did not protect them?
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Elijah J. Magnier 7h
This is how friends behave: US State Department to Turkey: We urge you not to attack Rojava for very long and limit your operation against our allies, the of Syria. We still need them (or what will remain of them) to protect our forces while we occupy north-east .
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Juliane Meyer 9h
forces will remain in until they are forced to pull out by
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Elijah J. Magnier 13h
Syria, a battlefield for two superpower countries: is offering an "Olive Branch" to the is . What would be the next step?
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TRT World 13h
Turkey's launched "Operation Olive Branch" in Afrin, Syria against YPG. Here's what the mission aims to achieve
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nafiseh kohnavard 13h
Just now on the Turkish side of the border with Syria we could hear Turkey’s tanks pounding ...I just arrived after a long road trip from Erbil to Hatay thanks to the blockade of KRG!
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Nathan Ruser 13h
. The approximate situation in N. . Turkish Forces and allied FSA fighters have captured 4 villagers and are close to the larger town of Bulbul.
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Elijah J. Magnier 13h
Replying to @ejmalrai
Allowing Turkey to move in has many elements: 1. Curbing USA influence in agreement with Damascus and Tehran 2. Rejection of Kurds to follow Damascus leadership as asked by Russia More in my article tomorrow
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Elijah J. Magnier 13h
Replying to @MSuchkov_ALM
Iran won't accept any deal excluding Pres Assad from it. However, the development of the military course in Syria is not only run by Russia but sometimes without the Russian approval. I can name 2 immediate attacks: albu Kamal & best Jinn
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Elijah J. Magnier 13h
The deal with agree between Russia-Turkey-Iran and with Damascus knowledge. Turkey did not mention its departure and Russia has no immediate plans to ask Ankara to leave +
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