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#SRO | URGENT - Abu Murshid al-Bardan, former commander inside #Daraa #FSA S-F Jaysh al-Thawra, has won many things from #Russia, with #Syria'n regime very angry against Russia. Fifth Division to be led only by #FSA leaders with the troops they want to recruit (1).
#SRO | URGENT - This Fifth Corp / Division to be only answering to #Russia (contrary to the first attempt, recently dissolved, that was linked to #Syria'n regime forces). Yes, here we are : a large "#FSA" army, under #Russia protection and command, is now formed in S-#Syria (2).
#SRO | URGENT - Imagine the face of regime officials, officiers and supporters... #Russia giving amounts of money, power and support for a "terrorist al-Qaeda group" (not anymore ?) as Jaysh al-Thawra to become de facto an autonomous army (Fifth Corp) in S-#Syria (3).
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#SRO| IMPORTANT - #US seems to consider that Euphrates limit agreement (between #SDF and regime) must be applied completely : under aircover, #Deir_Ezzor military council took over Tabiyah from regime. First time #USAF giving air support for an offensive against regime (1).
#SRO | IMPORTANT - By taking over Tabiyah, #SDF now only 15 km east to #DeZ gates. #Deir_Ezzor military council always considered all areas north and east to Deir Ezzor are parts of their own legitimacy to govern. But very strange move as #US giving them support for these claims.
#SRO| IMPORTANT - Main problem is that #Deir_Ezzor Military Council (#SDF backed and linked) also consider... #Deir_Ezzor city as part of their areas to govern... But #US will never accept a complete war about Deir Ezzor. They want to show they can help but not so much...
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#SRO | HISTORY | DID YOU KNOW ? - #Assad loyalists resisted for months in a small medieval citadel and few houses in #Harem in 2012 ? Depiste four assaults betwn July 15 and December 25, 2012 (last and successful #FSA assault), one hundred loyalists resisted without any hope (1).
#SRO | HISTORY | DID YOU KNOW ? - When #FSA entered Harem town, near #Turkey | #Syria border, the local security branch and an army battalion refused to defect and decided to resist. In August 2012, the road to Harem was cut : the loyalist there were completely isolated (2).
#SRO | HISTORY | DID YOU KNOW ? - It took four assaults (biggest took place in October and December 25, 2012) for #FSA to take over Tarmiya area and the #Harem citadel. Dozens of loyalists were captured and delivered to regime in exchange of prisoners weeks after. (END).
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#SRO | HISTORY | CHRONOLOGY | The freedom for #Sarmada | #Idlib | #Syria :
- April to december 2011 : protests in the city.
- February 2012 : army fire on protesters in city center.
- March 2012 : first clashes with #FSA locals.
- May 2012 : army withdrew from city (1).
- May 2012 : army transforming city north square, Bab al-Hawa square, into fortress.
- May 24, 2012 : #UNO visited city (under local council control)
(July 19, 2012 : fall of Bab al-Hawa border post to #FSA)
- August 15, 2012 : #FSA take over Bab al-Hawa square : Sarmada is free.
ADD. : Army resisted one month in the Bab al-Hawa square of Sarmada but was forced to withdraw in August 15, 2012 because #Atarib had already fallen (east on the #Aleppo road). This moment is historical as border area between Atarib and #Turkey was under #FSA for first time.
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#SRO | IMPORTANT - The work we're doing, #SRO (about all fighting groups in #Syria) with @Endemic22 (about #FSA and peaceful protest history) is an urgent and needed work : we're saving, for history, what happened in #Syria as #Fb, #Youtube and #Twitter deleting all events (1).
#SRO | IMPORTANT - To others who have time to make this job : open word document and save history with links to Youtube videos, screenshots, places where events you're archiving took place... We must save all what can be saved. Already tens of thousands documents disappeared (2).
#SRO | IMPORTANT - Who will remember #Afrin coalition in winter 2012-2013 that took, together, arabs and kurds, over regime Battalion 135 that was shelling Afrin and Azaz ? Who will remember FSA was really #FSA fighting for a really Free #Syria when it freed #Qusayr in 2012 ? (3)
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#SRO - What happened in Kusham area is the first real and strong #US action to protect its interests, the #SDF and its military advisors... Be sure this will reinforce #SDF recuitment policy and popularity... (1)
#SRO - Since weeks, as #Afrin offensive began and since #US administration thretened to cut support of clashes against #Turkey, recruitment for #SDF ranks was decreasing seriously (it was clear for #Raqqa governorate and #Manbij area) (2).
#SRO - #US intervention to strike a regime offensive, killing dozens and destroying dozen tanks, isn't about to erase #US stance on #Afrin, but population in Northern Federation to consider their ally with another point of view : yes, #US can be a good ally when needed... (END).
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#SRO - One of the main actions led by nationalist #FSA, in its origins, was the Battle for #Atarib. Another #Syria rebellion historian and searcher, @Endemic22 already cover area and groups fighting there between February 2012 and July 2012 (1).
#SRO - This battle, led by Liwa Diri al-Thawra, and Liwa Shuhada al-Atarib, both are some of oldest N-#Syria #FSA brigades, both merged since this time in other groups, was the best exemple of a strong battle won only by #FSA without islamists or jihadis support (2).
#SRO - First Lieutenant Ahmad al-Faj, a local from #Atarib, was leading both groups in this battle that lasted from March 2012 (first clashes and skirmishes) to July 2012 : fall of the last regime stronghold (a police station turned into fortress) inside town (3).
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#SRO | HISTORY | MAP - Here is a map (the only one on the web) based on documented places and elements showing #Aleppo and its countryside in August 22, 2012 [One month after start of Maarakat al-Furqan in July 21, 2012] | #Syria.
- Azaz is secured by rebellion in July 19, 2012
- Silent cells taking over Salah ad-Din in #Aleppo city in July 20, 2012
- Anadan secured in July 29, 2012
- Al-Bab and Tadef secured in July 29, 2012
- Most of E-#Aleppo under rebellion in August 6, 2012
- Taanah battalion under rebels in September 2012.
- Military academy is taken by Liwa al-Tawhid in December 2012.
- Battalion 135 is falling in January 2013.
- Police academy is falling in March 2013.
- Kindi and Prison besieged since April 29, 2013.
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#SRO - If we compare Day 1 to Day 16, the onlyreal and interesting advances by #Turkey suppletives and tanks are Bersaya and Bulbul town. It took three weeks for that. The maximum advance "deep" is 5.5 km (1).
#SRO - In the same time, to compare, #Turkey, in three weeks of Euphrates Shield, took control of a city, #Jarablus, a town, #Rai and maximum extent deep of 11 km. #Turkey clearly believed #YPG were weak as #IS... What a mistake... (2).
#SRO - Pro or anti, we must see facts : the Olive Branch operation is turning into a little Viet Nam situation for #Turkey. Just remember #Turkey lost... 0 soldiers in three weeks of Euphrates Shield. It lost already 21 in three weeks of Olive Branch and only for hills... (3).
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#SRO - #YPG and #YPJ are showing impressive resistance at #Afrin borders. Pro-#Turkey activists recognizing it. Note Jaysh al-Thuwar and #SDF #FSAare still stationned at #Tal_Rifaat and Shahbah frontlines, so, not involved (1).
#SRO - #YPG and #YPJ had years to prepare themselves to this expected move by #Turkey. But if we note the #YPG resistance is strong, yes, the #Syria'n mostly turkmen factions are also so... weak. Without #Turkey Leopard and airstrikes, no advances (2).
#SRO - #Turkey don't want to involve its own forces at frontlines, still keeping them at borders (only tanks crews are killed for now) but it will be forced to. The fact is that their turkmen suppletives are showing no capacity to lead the fight (3).
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#SRO - This a map, made with few time (as working on others rebellion groups studies) showing how the #FSA led by Liwa al-Tawhid made its push from #Azaz, #Mare and #Bab toward #Aleppo between July 21 and July 30 (1).
#SRO - As shown, #Assad regime lines were prepared to resist in strategic points : Nubl and Zahra, Menagh (that resisted), Aleppo prison and Taanah air defense battalion. But the main mistake was to lave Sheikh Najjar without any defenselines (2).
#SRO - The map is also showing how strong was #Assad regime outside #Aleppo in its southern, eastern and western countrysides. They fell under rebellion control only between September 2012 and July 2013. The first to fall was the east, second was south and lastwas south (END).
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#SRO - It must be remembered how #Assad regime army was defeated so fast in few weeks. In July 10, 2012, Anadan was falling into Liwa Ahrar a-Shamal control. Liwa al-Tawhid was advancing to Bab. In July 23, most of E-#Aleppo city was under their control (1).
#SRO - SRO can document that #Assad regime, between July 8 and July 24, 2012, lost more than 23 tanks in #Aleppo countryside and city. The biggest losses at this period in a so fast rebellion offensive (2).
#SRO - The most important forces to be part of the Maarakat al-Furqan offensive that led to the fall of E-#Aleppo were Liwa al-Tawhid, Liwa Ahrar al-Shamal and Liwa al-Fateh. Both Liwa Ahrar al-Shamal and Liwa al-Fateh were part of #FSA (3).
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#SRO - As Encyclopedia about to be finished (after 5 years of hard work, on more than 3200 groups fighting in #Syria), some chapters will present some important battles (or symbolical) during the war (1).
#SRO - One of the most important will be "Maarakat al-Furqan", the codename of the huge operation led by Liwa al-Tawhid that led to the capture of most of southern and eastern areas of #Aleppo city itself between July 21 and August 22, 2012 (2).
#SRO - Many forget this codename. July 21, 2012, AbdulQader Saleh and Abdulaziz Salameh announced the beginning of a huge battle to "free #Aleppo under codename "Maarakat al-Furqan". (3).
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#SRO | ANALYSIS - Strangely (or not), the only important group inside rebellion factions in N-#Syria to be sceptical about #Turkey use of rebels is... #HTS (1).
#SRO | ANALYSIS - Despite escorting here and there some #Turkey vehicles, #HTS became, slowly, the main defender of the #Syria rebellion independance... (2).
#SRO | ANALYSIS - So, don't be surprised to see #HTS still being important in hearts in #Idlib : many aren't so happy to become #Turkey new annexed territory... (3).
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#SRO| ANALYSIS - Now years ago, #SRO was the first to warn how #Turkey was creating a new "Northern #Cyprus" in N-#Syria. All facts now confirming it : many roads and buildings in #Bab pocket now linked to #Kilis province (1).
#SRO | ANALYSIS - The #Turkey army, under military diktat or under #AKP full powers, is applying exactly the same steps : "protecting" a population (turks in #Cyprus, reinstalling turkmensin N-#Syria) and installing military bases (2).
#SRO | ANALYSIS - Next step, as in #Cyprus in early 80', is now beginning in #Bab pocket : turning the area into a full protectorate, erasing former evidences of previous #state (#Syria in #Bab pocket, #Cyprus in N-#Cyprus) (3).
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