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Liz Sly
Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh. Favorites are my filing cabinet.
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Liz Sly 5h
Thanks Joost. Maybe because they are mercenaries?
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Kim Dozier 13h
Speaking of - look at this kick-ass story by
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Andrew deGrandpre 13h
This is nuts. Read every word. Tremendous reporting from The Post's & Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked U.S. troops in Syria
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Tobias Schneider 13h
Wow! got its hands on an intelligence report that suggests deadly Feb 7 incident between US forces and Russian mercenaries in Syria was planned and coordinated by Prigozhin and high-ranking Syrian and Russian officials.
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Liz Sly 14h
The Russian businessman linked to the Wagner mercenary company that attacked US troops in Syria appears to have personally directed the operation, with the knowledge & approval of the Kremlin. Our story, with &
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Rhys Dubin 16h
McGurxit? The State Department is looking to scrap the office charged with coordinating the fight against the Islamic State. W/ the inimitable
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Liz Sly Feb 22
Assad and Ocalan (PKK) portraits being waved side by side in Afrin now.
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Joe English Feb 21
“The artillery and rockets are targeting the area nonstop. There have been many massacres” and report on one of the bloodiest 24-hour periods in ’s seven-year war.
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Liz Sly Feb 21
More terrifying than any photo are the sounds of the bombardments in Ghouta. Thanks to for putting this vivid video together & to the people who spoke to us about the horrors of this latest iteration of Syria’s war
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Aron Lund Feb 20
Replying to @aronlund
The strange story of how a cement factory north of Raqqa became a U.S. military base, after passing from Assad to YPG to IS back to YPG, also involves the son of Syria's former defense minister—and a Norwegian guy living in the middle of rebel-held Syria.
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Liz Sly Feb 20
Meanwhile in north Syria, the Turkish-Kurdish fight in Afrin just got a whole lot more complicated because Syrian militias have pitched up. By
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Liz Sly Feb 20
Wave after wave of air strikes, hospitals overwhelmed and over 200 dead in 48 hours. No, Syria’s war is not over yet. Our report on the bloodshed in Ghouta, with
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George Polk Awards Feb 20
Congratulations to the Polk Award Winners! of The Intercept wins the Foreign Reporting Award for documenting the destruction and civilian casualties of a covert U.S. Navy SEAL raid on a remote village in Yemen.
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Finbar Anderson Feb 20
The political underdogs hoping to cause a few upsets in May's parliamentary elections - read in today's
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Liz Sly Feb 19
In Ghouta east of Damascus today, according to UOSSM: 72 air strikes. 97 people killed. 500 injured. 5 hospitals hit. It’s one of the bloodiest days in Syria in 7 years of war, says UOSSM (Union of Medical Care & Relief Organizations).
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Aron Lund Feb 19
Replying to @aronlund
Turkey's FM Cavusoglu: if the Syrian army goes into Afrin to crush YPG, that's good. If they go there to support YPG, that's bad, and then we're going to continue.
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Tobias Bunde Feb 18
On my way home from - and even more worried than before. When people who don't spend much time with world politics ask whether it is as bad as the media say I now respond: No, it's actually worse.
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Liz Sly Feb 18
The eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta has slipped off the world map. Under siege & regularly bombarded, people are living in misery. Government forces are now gearing up for what looks like a final onslaught. By
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Liz Sly Feb 17
The US-backed SDF claims responsibility for an attack on a Turkish army HQ in Hatay province that killed seven people. A day after Tillerson's fence-mending visit to Ankara (correcting police station to army HQ)
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Liz Sly Feb 17
Replying to @LizSly
Correction: it was a Turkish army HQ, not a police station.
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