Correspondent for The New York Times, covering ISIS. NBC contributor. Previously, seven years in West Africa. Ex-AP bureau chief. Ex-refugee.
I’ve been off TamTam for a few hours. Look at how many missed posts there were in that time in the ISIS channels I follow. Much depends on how TamTam responds, but given they don’t even have a Twitter account (suggesting they’re understaffed) I do wonder if this is ISIS’ new home
@OGAride It’s a combination of claims of responsibility for various attacks, images of fighters in battle and of aftermath of explosions and general ideological tirades inciting others to attack.
A Turkish airstrike hit a convoy of civilians in northeastern Syria. Numerous journalists were with them and several are reported killed. We don’t yet know their identities. This is the France 2 team letting colleagues know that they are okay. #Awful .
An SDF commander has confirmed to me that the Ain Issa camp has fallen and all the detainees (a population of thousands that includes ISIS supporters, ISIS relatives and civilians) have fled. “An unbelievable mess,” the commander said. Latest message:
1. Hello everyone, I wanted to share what I learned from the more than 15,000 pages of ISIS documents that my team and I unearthed over five different trips to Iraq. We recovered the records in 11 different cities and towns. First up, how we found them.