Syrian Rebellion Observatory | #SRO - Analysis | Research | Maps | Studies - Working with local contacts only created by Cedric LABROUSSE (History teacher).
Oct 7, 2018 • 5 tweets • 7 min read
#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).
Feb 9, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
#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).
Feb 8, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
#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).
Feb 8, 2018 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
#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).
Feb 7, 2018 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
#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).
Feb 6, 2018 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
#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
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
#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).
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
#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).
Feb 4, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Just about a fact that all of us knew about for weeks : the massive withdrawal, without important losses for rebellion factions, frm E-#Idlib was well prepared by #Turkey (1).
Wer'e going to see now frontlines to stabilize with regime to concentrate firepower on Liwa al-Aqsa [Wilayat Hama] remnants and rebels to fortify M5 side under #Turkey new "border posts" (2).