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Co-author of The Kurds of Northern Syria, journalist/ analyst, MA Conflict Studies & Kurdish Studies. Not here for discussions/trolls.

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Iran arrests Kurdish journalist for not using ‘martyr’ to describe Soleimani: Report https://t.co/0tsinN7zbBNevertheless, the Raqqa Military Council said it is ready to coordinate on the matter of front lines and checkpoint… https://t.co/ZXPJBiz3jT“We do not accept the Syrian government’s return to the cities of Raqqa and Tabqah. We would have no problem with t… https://t.co/FV6JgJ7UFIFarhan Al-Askar (Abu Wael), a Raqqa Military Council commander, suspects that the Syrian government sleeper cells c… https://t.co/wDGH1qSFbTBut the people are afraid that this free environment will disappear if the Syrian government returns. “The people… https://t.co/OHj38JbAa8“I’ve never experienced a freer Raqqa than in the last two months: seeing people go about their lives, expressing t… https://t.co/3CUzXRbp1NIn October 2017, the SDF liberated the town from ISIS with support from the US-led coalition. After that, the peopl… https://t.co/gl1GfJnfpDAbdulsalam Hemsork, co-chair of the Social Affairs of the Raqqa Civilian Council, said the Syrian government withdr… https://t.co/5EIl9iR5peAl-Dib “This is a problem that blocks any solution to the Syrian crisis & that is the Syrian government’s reluctanc… https://t.co/GGlyxmqkqwIn December, Syria’s national security chief, Ali Mamlouk, met Arab tribal leaders in Qamishlo, calling on them to… https://t.co/lT33h4Gwaa“They [ppl of Raqqa] rather have the Autonomous Administration in the city, especially since the region made 11,000… https://t.co/O73i5dHHswHad a book talk earlier today in Baltimore. I'm promoting my co-authored book on the Kurds of Northern Syria in Was… https://t.co/TLJQEFpDr0In Syria, U.S. steps up Islamic State operation, but for how long, no one knows @washingtonpost https://t.co/p8VdvkPImL
Retweeted by WladimirBooks on Kurds in Baltimore bookshop https://t.co/EJgmW8KrTh“American photojournalist, Matthew Schrier, who was held captive and tortured for seven months in 2013 in Syria by… https://t.co/cPFzJxJQrh
Retweeted by WladimirReading now. https://t.co/Jdr37F5xZl
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1/26
2020
We do not accept the Syrian government’s return to the cities of Raqqa and Tabqah : Raqqa Military Council commande… https://t.co/oNcpHxNfvD
Retweeted by WladimirI visited #Halabja last month and paid my respects at the museum and memorial to the victims of the #Anfal and Sadd… https://t.co/ykfhhwWnty
Retweeted by Wladimir#cnnturk in #elazığ after #earthquake. "look the babies sleep so nice, it's warm next to the heater. you're #happyhttps://t.co/1ri59Yd7X7
Retweeted by WladimirThe atmosphere in Tahrir Square in #Baghdad tonight is full of music and protesters are sending a message to everyo… https://t.co/4LnUnfiJDj
Retweeted by Wladimir“Bombes & militarization will not make you great, only Economic Growth, stability, peacekeeping, and coexistence wi… https://t.co/GDJbU3izes
Retweeted by Wladimir @Lawwwen They need more practise"Unlike Turkey, we do not need to spend millions of dollars on lobbying (In US) to defend ourselves. And it is bec… https://t.co/dypox6C69cAfter Davos, Iraqi President Salih meets with Pope Francis, Italian leaders https://t.co/oHYlFpmtok #NRTnews #Iraqhttps://t.co/U4CH8kedtz
Retweeted by WladimirTomorrow the anniversary of #Kobanê liberation from #ISIS. In Kobanê the partnership between #SDF and @coalition st… https://t.co/rewcWmqm5U
Retweeted by WladimirThe Chair is yet another encouragement to continue in my struggle fr a just & egalitarian world,to build bridges &… https://t.co/nAdpd98auW
Retweeted by WladimirMy latest: In Raqqa, the Syrian government remains unwelcome https://t.co/tYMj8y9oQ6 Cc @marwanhishampenOn my way to home. Frozen evening, -2C. #Qasre #Kurdistan https://t.co/XxWWHVdowI
Retweeted by WladimirA member of our team saw a young Sadrist protester in tears this morning as he packed up his tent in Tahrir Square.… https://t.co/HgIVylv0Qb
Retweeted by WladimirDuring uncertain times in #Baghdad, our Coalition forces remain focused on security. https://t.co/wIs7YmZrDq
Retweeted by WladimirWe're quoted in this story from @K24English on NE Syria's new economic program, in response to US sanctions and the… https://t.co/8vvac1HOry
Retweeted by WladimirIraqi Protest Camps Burned and Broken, but Not Beaten https://t.co/M6qwLFouhOIn Raqqa, the Syrian government remains unwelcome https://t.co/rrnLJ0Jd7y - by @vvanwilgenburg via @K24English
Retweeted by Wladimir“The people of #Raqqa, in general, reject the return of the Syrian government.” #Syria https://t.co/cN58QM70Ie
Retweeted by Wladimir.@sinam56 "The olive trees. Afrin was known for its olive trees, and my family had olive trees hundreds of years ol… https://t.co/Tpw9VkWJjuIf there is any oncologist who would offer pro-bono service to Yazidi IDPs please email me at Murad.ismael@yazda.or… https://t.co/JBMYlQvkXh
Retweeted by Wladimir“Al-Hamzat Division” gives residents of Afrin’s Al-Barrad village 24-hours notice to evacuate the village for unkno… https://t.co/1KKcA49cIR“SOHR camera” captures the release of 50 prisoners by the “Bureau of Justice” in “Al-Raqqah Civil Council” with med… https://t.co/DSyZshHg9D#Kurdish academic awarded prestigious post at top #French university. ⁦@begikhani⁩ #TwitterKurds https://t.co/IjhZxVZgio
Retweeted by Wladimir#BREAKING: The casualty toll from the latest #earthquake in Turkey's #Elazig province has reached 29 dead, 43 rescu… https://t.co/ubSa5GrnvL
Retweeted by WladimirCheck out this event at @redemmas this weekend in Baltimore about #Rojava Revolution presented by @vvanwilgenburg https://t.co/iSFyM1YXrF
Retweeted by WladimirDon’t be fooled by his good looks; this guy packs a real punch! It was an honor to meet Karwan Afrasiab Al Bewani t… https://t.co/GDqOABtGlA
Retweeted by WladimirGood thread. In the short-run, certainly a boost for Iran and its proxies (similar repression in the works in… https://t.co/6EC3oHhQsl
Retweeted by WladimirSOHR: U.S. forces expand one of their military bases in NE Syria https://t.co/s5hvAGak53Four members of French NGO Christians of the Middle East 'missing in Baghdad' https://t.co/l5W9Ue8nGF via @FRANCE24Major crackdown on protestors in Iraq underway. Muqtada al-Sadr’s support was critical but it was withdrawn after h… https://t.co/IE4nctfojP
Retweeted by Wladimir#Ain_Issa: Syria army has sent 20 trucks loaded with logistical materials and military reinforcements to the city Ain Issa.
Retweeted by WladimirLt.-Gen (Ret.) Vincent R. Stewart, MEMRI Board of Advisors Chairman and Special Advisor, Testifies Before The U.S.… https://t.co/7ioNlX0Yqz
Retweeted by WladimirTop Iraqi Shi’ite Cleric Ali #Sistani Calls For Speedy Formation Of Government; Muqtada Al-Sadr Proposes #Iraq-U.S.… https://t.co/5a7t3gqtMp
Retweeted by WladimirKidnapping to make money. Doubt this will solve Iran's economic crisis https://t.co/S2Yf03wbZ4Raqqa Civil Council: "The release of 50 prisoners from Raqqa who were proven to have good behavior and whose hands… https://t.co/tR8Oo8KT2p @Mu_AlSadr answer his critics - No going back on calls 4 reform - Forbids Sadrists to take part in protests for 3… https://t.co/vHYXZg8ssS
Retweeted by WladimirHeavy snow buries vehicles in Haji Omaran in Kurdistan region via @RudawEnglish https://t.co/4kWUsyJ6Ch
Retweeted by WladimirKurdish authorities move 21 orphans out of Syria camp @AFP_Beirut https://t.co/N6OFmExlMk
Retweeted by WladimirOur Iraqi partners sacrificed so much in the fight against ISIS. They liberated East Mosul 3 years ago, today – lis… https://t.co/g4r5ak3qXa
Retweeted by Wladimir“Both presidents were very warm with each other, very friendly,” explained @BayanRahman about the meeting between… https://t.co/OkPL9Ji4I7
Retweeted by Wladimir#Breaking: 3 unidentified warplanes targeted positions of Iran's militia west of the Euphrates near Al-Mayadeen cit… https://t.co/z8VERSqsoL
Retweeted by Wladimir. @RudwaEnglish: Over 300 ISIS suspects arrested in 2019 by Sulaimani security forces. Of those arrested, 280 of we… https://t.co/UrhxQIFux2
Retweeted by Wladimir“#Kobane is particularly affected by the economic crisis, since the arterial M4 road connecting it to the rest of N… https://t.co/rO1x0uh9mD
Retweeted by WladimirDr. Begikhani has struggled "to conduct research, to teach, and to fight against gender inequality and discriminati… https://t.co/9x7rLCRQJp
Retweeted by WladimirThey also charged for electricity and water usage in each cell https://t.co/N8CXaivwoZ
Retweeted by WladimirCongrats and well deserved my friend... Proud of you and all #Kurds around the world... https://t.co/A4ihJ4GU8r
Retweeted by WladimirWE LISTEN TO REFUGEES .... I love the personal touch and the wonderful relationship we ( @Khalsa_Aid ) have with r… https://t.co/ym3YplUMir
Retweeted by WladimirHolocaust survivor Ruth Cohen condemns contemporary atrocities. “I see groups like the Yazidi, the Rohingya, and Ui… https://t.co/E6NVqStd2D
Retweeted by WladimirThe administration certainly doesn’t: “The Iraqi people understand that the United States is a force of good in Ira… https://t.co/E9F3Xl0LFR
Retweeted by Wladimir.@SpencerGuard on how, as a U.S. officer, he hired mobsters to run Baghdad checkpoints as part of the Sons of Iraq… https://t.co/Bsdhwa2lAx
Retweeted by WladimirWhat an honour to meet and have a meaningful chat with the American Consul General Steve Fagin at an exhibition tod… https://t.co/93tjzHtSl8
Retweeted by WladimirA 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits E and SE Turkey killing more than 10 people. Quake also felt in N. Syria. This is a… https://t.co/hLcg8RbaxI
Retweeted by WladimirFrance confirms first three cases of coronavirus in Europe https://t.co/Y2INdpkqCt https://t.co/nboxH2XMpx
Retweeted by WladimirRoads to Haji Omaran border crossing point closed after heavy snow https://t.co/gIL4akIC6M #NRTnews #Iraq #Iranhttps://t.co/4yUx0huuKz
Retweeted by Wladimir*20January2020 #SDF&@coalition detained #ISIS IED cell facilitator in south#Shaddadi.named Ali al-Jalood facilitati… https://t.co/JWd0Sh67oo
Retweeted by WladimirWhile Sadr pleased the Iranian-allied groups by mobilizing the large crowd to say there is a popular support for t… https://t.co/NIZtAJo8pj
Retweeted by WladimirNow; #SafinMountain, Heavy Snowfall, heavy congestion due to high number of tourists: #GodBlessKurdistan https://t.co/t37XmoFW9Y
Retweeted by WladimirCombined history of fire, an exhibition by @leviclancy @mistererbil a must see archeological, historical and multic… https://t.co/IihTltDG0g
Retweeted by WladimirOur new article 'De facto states engagement with parent states: Kurdistan’s engagement with the Iraqi Government' p… https://t.co/PbGTt5fgJ9
Retweeted by WladimirAt least 19 dead, more than 600 injured in Turkey earthquake @CNN https://t.co/Z6k2wHCXmX
Retweeted by WladimirBBC News - Fergal Keane: BBC Africa editor leaves role because of PTSD https://t.co/962fY7Bny5Art exhibition in Washington showcases the #Kurdish experience @BBCWorld https://t.co/7BXAWVZ9ea https://t.co/JF2jRlrr2O
Retweeted by WladimirBBC News - Art exhibition showcases the Kurdish experience https://t.co/XFMPMiRtEJ.@TheStudyofWar #Iraq Team provides a balanced and nuanced analysis of the different protest movements that converg… https://t.co/EPjo42VnJm
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1/25
2020
#American soldiers patrol on the M4 highway in the town of Tal Tamr in the northeastern Syrian #Hasakeh province on… https://t.co/3JHr7D43lR
Retweeted by WladimirIn Iraq, supporters of Muqtada Sadr withdraw from places of protest in Baghdad & the provinces. https://t.co/mvprAwA9aI
Retweeted by WladimirPresident of Iraqi Kurdish Region calls on UN to help calm the situation in Iraq. Calls for International Coalition… https://t.co/R2yY07VB8l
Retweeted by WladimirIn a post on Twitter, the JCC said 27 Syrian Kurdish refugees had just arrived through the Sehela border crossing,… https://t.co/u3zW43r8zH
Retweeted by Wladimir.@Coalition forces partnered with the #SDF are the best option for defeating ISIS remnants. Together we provide sec… https://t.co/hF7DcycztX
Retweeted by Wladimir#EducationDay is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to giving our children the best possible start. That's w… https://t.co/ryBwmWJop5
Retweeted by WladimirVIDEO: New leader at @CJTFOIR Kurdistan Training Ctr. 🇮🇹 Un ringraziamento al Colonnello Levato e benvenuto al Colo… https://t.co/vcYQE60K47
Retweeted by WladimirSpecial Envoy Ambassador Jeffrey Travels to Europe for D-ISIS Coalition and Syria Meetings - United States Departme… https://t.co/q3wFprAbBr#Hasake: An earthquake struck the city of Hasakeh.
Retweeted by WladimirA 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits E and SE Turkey. Quake also felt in N. Syria https://t.co/ElR4Aftln5
Retweeted by WladimirApparently I am the only one who has not felt the earthquake in Qamishlo 🤷‍♀️
Retweeted by WladimirEarthquake in northeastern Syria + Rojava https://t.co/bPJnKpnHlE @AFP #Syria: #US convoy of military vehicles patrols in Tal Tamr https://t.co/yUYNSaQHJu
Retweeted by WladimirIn Baghdad, 3 French citizens & 1 Iraqi working for non-governmental organization disappear. https://t.co/MPIEniW4gv
Retweeted by Wladimir @MazloumAbdi @AlMonitor Here is the full text of my interview with @MazloumAbdi https://t.co/E4jv6uTQ2W #SDF #Syria #Kurds
Retweeted by Wladimir#BREAKING Turkish backed armed groups shelling village of Saliba in Tal-Abyad countryside, amid flights of two… https://t.co/TyWOOZ6XtF
Retweeted by Wladimir1/2 Commander-in-Chief of Syrian Democratic Forces Gen. Mazloum Abdi: Turkey Supported ISIS, Orchestrated ISIS Atta… https://t.co/53cR4xzt9d
Retweeted by Wladimir#fakenews https://t.co/1eWOKUnPaM#Iraqi Shi'ite Reactions To Iraqi President Saleh's Meeting With President #Trump In #Davos https://t.co/FSMxOvah4X https://t.co/1kcyZkdgMP
Retweeted by WladimirWatching the 2 demos unfold provided a telling lesson in how different political currents are answered: the peacefu… https://t.co/rxCwxGTIR8
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1/24
2020

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