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Historian | Director @icsr_centre | Lecturer, War Studies, Kings College London | Adjunct, Johns Hopkins | Contributor, New Statesman | Studying Syria & Jihadis

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Massive congrats to our former @warstudies student @saffronsec on this great achievement. 🎉🎊#womenincybersecurity https://t.co/4ax8R0GQE8These people have absolutely no right to speak about Syria. Their politics of piety exacerbated the crisis. https://t.co/UbSqqkro5THiba, Amira and Hamza are in need of help. More pics here https://t.co/n3Zr38PnSR https://t.co/4mLscUlaFy
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher @JimBethell @UKHouseofLords Awesome! Well done @JimBethell!These children need to come home. Now. https://t.co/ajGLB18riuShortly after the attack, @ICSR_Centre @warstudies uncovered details about the weapon online. It showed the firearm… https://t.co/0X1XP4Mqfb
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIt’s hard to see how American diplomacy in the region (and beyond) recovers from this. https://t.co/AGX3HCDSw5Our most important security ally has: 1. Surprised our forces by withdrawing from combat. 2. Abandoned partners und… https://t.co/gMvKelj1Iq
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIf this isn't the perfect visual metaphor for the entire Syrian civil war I'm not sure what is https://t.co/vnRrBZP33O
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIt was great to have an extended conversation on the Syrian crisis with @KoriSchake and @camanpour last night. https://t.co/ose6MU4I52
10/15
2019
@RashaAlAqeedi Also today: https://t.co/bcRKMHRsa0https://t.co/WUkUDuL8wx https://t.co/4wKjkyjifEAmira, Hamza and Hiba. They need to come home. https://t.co/ZXK5fMvTo1
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherBritish special forces are preparing to leave Syria. None have left so far, I understand, and there's no firm depa… https://t.co/T945BGaDcA
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherTrump is exacerbating a crisis which started under Obama’s presidency. It’s galling to watch the chutzpah of all th… https://t.co/RSBFInBJq8Huge congrats to former student @saffronsec on this great achievement. Yet another @warstudies grad doing good! https://t.co/8mQhBqyJStThe pace and scale of all this has been quite astonishing.
10/14
2019
Everyone has been screwed by Trump. Everyone. https://t.co/IKEmWIVBjpSDF's Mazloum writing hours before announcement: "We know we would have to make painful compromises with Moscow & A… https://t.co/vvTWlRnBs0
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherWatch: Amira, Heba and Hamza's story, on an extraordinary day in NE Syria. We'll update you when we know more, ther… https://t.co/u96x9T6dvM
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher1) Thread on the situation of #ISIS detention centers/camps in northeastern #Syria and the ability of the #SDF to g… https://t.co/6rqHezMe0o
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIt’s clear that the western strategy of using north eastern Syria as a holding pen for jihadists and their families… https://t.co/IGM35NY9Ty
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherAt least three-four British women (including ISIS recruiter Tooba Gondal) and their children, Irish former soldier… https://t.co/64RC0POAHN
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherTrump is a man of instincts, not thoughts or ideas. He wants to project himself as a commander-in-chief who secures… https://t.co/snuApgF5lWJihadis have always played this long game - sit it out, wait patiently, and then strike when the circumstances are… https://t.co/FcEtYMs155This is an absolutely heartbreaking, unconscionable thread to read. The tragedy of Syria’s brutal war and its reach… https://t.co/HJKLVLAlpBThis is evidence of deliberate war crimes being carried out by the Russians. https://t.co/4mCFd9dmnC
10/13
2019
I’m old enough to remember when people said the Syrian civil war was slowing down and coming to an end. https://t.co/mzkgorSEjIWhat an extraordinary achievement. https://t.co/SetBRKgAMtIf only someone could have predicted this sequence of events. https://t.co/OEfwCP9p8SThe GIFCT Content Incident Protocol went into effect during the Halle attack earlier this week. It was useful, but… https://t.co/1sLaw306Gf
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10/12
2019
The Kurds didn't help us in Normandy on DDay, @realDonaldTrump said, making everyone laugh because how could they?… https://t.co/F6JpKCDNFp
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherWe spoke to the @Independent yesterday about the #Halle shooting this week, discussing the interconnected nature of… https://t.co/sZZqVVcymB
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherWe were featured on the @washingtonpost front page yesterday! Well done to our team on investigating the Halle atta… https://t.co/CYiHuJpmZ3
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher“These men aren’t just prisoners, they’re an Islamic State army waiting to rise again.” https://t.co/sVPZfjbgJc
10/11
2019
@asdHSP Thanks! We’re well overdue a catch up...drop me a message!The @ICSR_Centre team worked meticulously today to uncover some truly remarkable material which, I believe, no one… https://t.co/e9gkeuobxUOur Facebook live on the streets of Northern #Syria with #Kurds who say they feel betrayed by @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/FYBWMQTQ8O
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherSenior Research Fellow @Joana_Cook and Research Fellow @GinaAVale told @BBCNews: "Many governments appear more will… https://t.co/z0l5JLypAR
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherThe 35-minute livestream was verified by @ICSR_Centre @warstudies after being shared online @CrawfordBlyth… https://t.co/L1alkfznfW
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherBoth men served the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. That would make them of interest to the Iraqi authorities, who tr… https://t.co/5uL4RdlKbo
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherLocal rights monitoring group Human Rights Organisation of Afrin gives estimate of 100,000 civilians displaced by f… https://t.co/koZF6R9GlC
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherThere are an approx 2,000 foreign IS fighters currently held in prisons in N E Syria. Those prisons are now at risk… https://t.co/ny9iiFSyc5
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherInteresting to note the #Halle shooter's reference to declining birth rates in the West - a different but related a… https://t.co/G0xWrBeCQY
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherTurkey's move into Syria was entirely predictable and very worrying. Kurdish forces will turn away from fighting IS… https://t.co/CDNwq2pFUf
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherOutside #Kurdish town of #RasAlAin after Turkish strikes earlier- please watch https://t.co/965t7aByPW
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10/10
2019
U.S. Takes Custody of British ISIS Detainees Who Abused Hostages https://t.co/mhoIf4mnRP
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher... the Kurds led the fight back against Isis and are now being abandoned by the Americans ... the Syrian tragedy d… https://t.co/ySmbsoza6Z
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIf you’re looking for a definition of “disgraceful”.., https://t.co/R335OcKf3WEverything is a shit-show right now. Everything. https://t.co/nYJkuQauaNSDF spokesman says an IS prison has been hit in NE Syria https://t.co/bKNkl9dkr6
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherOnce again, @clarissaward is there where it matters. https://t.co/G0tES2cGNy @TheEliteSn1p3r @Nevicarr It was not instantly taken down. We have the full 30+ min video downloaded.The guy struggles to shoot throughout. His gun constantly jams and he struggles to control it. This allowed a numbe… https://t.co/lDo59Ui8oLThroughout the video he refers to himself as a loser. At the start he lays out his motivations and repeats many of… https://t.co/4WiQcLqF9eHe clearly wanted to get into that synagogue and turned to the kebab shop as an after thought. Another person is killed there. 4/The man repeatedly tries to enter a synagogue unsuccessfully. Once he’s thwarted he fetches what appears to be an I… https://t.co/IEB717xHD7The video is over 30 mins long and mimics the style of the Christchurch attack insofar as it’s done with a go-pro i… https://t.co/aT1RcDQxf7To recap. @ICSR_Centre found a video of today’s terrorist attack in Halle, Germany. The contents of my retweet expl… https://t.co/pfTEonblCQAll credit to @jo_furst for finding this video, after clawing through loads of German language content.“One time a loser, always a loser,” he says about himself, after failing to get into the synagogue.He also says: “I am a loser” (several times). He regards the attack as a failure having failed repeatedly to enter… https://t.co/iTHv5i97xQ“My name is Anon and I think the holocaust never happened...[indecipherable]...feminism is the cause of declining b… https://t.co/mQOsr7Lt2qMy sleuthing colleagues at @ICSR_Centre centre have found the video of this attack and the terrorist says the following things...An attack on a Synagogue (during Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism) and a kebab shop. https://t.co/2Ccu2A9d6bFrom someone who has spent lots of time on the ground in the relevant areas. https://t.co/GFCoPXX7KuVery hard to argue against this unless you're -A jihadist -An Erdoganist -A psychopath who is not moved at all by l… https://t.co/W8iW7of24j
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherIf only they were, you know, like Nato allies or something with leverage to stop them https://t.co/BWFdZTXUob
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherBritish and US service personnel have been told to keep their distance https://t.co/tyOZcksXU2
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher“Operation Peace Spring” has begun as Turkish troops begin their offensive into northern Syria. https://t.co/GR1Mab3YiYThe #SDF showed good faith to the security mechanism agreement between the #US & #Turkey. This left our people defe… https://t.co/mMEZB4PcIz
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherThe fantasy of global Britain - a nation trapped by its history - this week's @NewStatesman cover story is by Robe… https://t.co/fxoi3QLzKR
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherThis is not a surprise. The POTUS green-lighting a Turkish attack into NE Syria (that's how it's seen by all partie… https://t.co/ngzQPrZMyt
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherGood grief, just when you think you’ve seen it all with this war... https://t.co/IeF7fdFuDVEvents such as this only perpetuate the tragedy of the Levant, its people, and their suffering. Anyway, enough for… https://t.co/moQcVB7SfeSimilarly, there have incidents of very serious unrest at other facilities where men are held; including attempted… https://t.co/MPKEJwYNWEThe facilities in which former ISIS members have been held are far from secure. Recent reports have shown just how… https://t.co/Gl8sHz1kLxIn his most recent speech, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his men to free the prisoners. As the Kurds are stretched… https://t.co/imJPw45IrRHow many times have we heard them say that they are waiting to be freed? 6/The ISIS leadership is known to have told its fighters to melt away, to persevere, and to wait for an opportune mom… https://t.co/E1SBRbcnh3To reiterate what I said the other day, through his (often contradictory) whimsical, impulsive, policy-on-the-hoof… https://t.co/sUsk4n58xlEven prior to this announcement the group has maintained a low intensity insurgency across parts of Syria and Iraq.… https://t.co/7nn72n9VNTKurdish forces will be stretched over the areas they control and - as literally everyone who has studied Syria and… https://t.co/BLQFwzPHZQHere is the immediate cost of Trump’s announcement. Islamic State launched a fairly significant attack on Raqqa las… https://t.co/01Au6kv843
10/9
2019
On their wheelchairs, Kurdish fighters wounded in the fight against ISIS protest Turkish threats in the Syrian city… https://t.co/xQnBUbWFxg
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherThe sheer number of contradictory statements coming out from across different parts of US defence establishment spe… https://t.co/wj19wVHfy3And so it begins https://t.co/BcX7rin8BYGreat questions from the audience following @rcallimachi's presentation. She is joined on the panel by @gwupoe's Lo… https://t.co/Ol23r37Tn0
Retweeted by Shiraz Maher @Jsorene @rcallimachi @ICSR_Centre @gwupoe Thank you @Jsorene, and thanks for coming.Do take part if you have #Prevent experiences to share. This independent review was hard-won, and will be valuable… https://t.co/JJIgzfGBOU
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherHuge thanks to @rcallimachi for a great event last night on the ISIS files. It was a packed house for the joint… https://t.co/sdS2i2q8ED
10/8
2019
Our event on the ISIS Files, co-hosted with @gwupoe is well under way, with @rcallimachi delivering amazing insigh… https://t.co/VPolKCVpVq
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherAnd of course it’s Europe - rather than America - that will be far more exposed to the potential of terrorist attac… https://t.co/NHp0uymDCvGreat opportunity for students from Central Asia or South Caucasus (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kaza… https://t.co/oaOP7gP8pfThis is a fair assessment, but the vacuum created by Kurdish forces moving north to confront Turkey will impact the… https://t.co/UaJHcl7gCCRelease from detention in Camp Bucca produced fighters who were more brazen, daring and committed precisely because… https://t.co/5dGgSH1yw6Imagine getting this message from the Ameircans today after fighting ISIS together for all these years and losing 1… https://t.co/5eWoLkn7aH
Retweeted by Shiraz MaherTrump may actually be on the cusp of creating on the worst national security crises of our time by - albeit inadver… https://t.co/PRQLyNDpLlI’ll tweet a few thoughts about this shortly - but I’ll also be writing it up for the @NewStatesman so I won’t be g… https://t.co/qFNBpMNqJfAs I’ve constantly said about Syria, just when you think you’re starting to make sense of this conflict; just when… https://t.co/xdnKp110Ye
10/7
2019

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