Liz Sly (@LizSly )

Liz Sly

Bio Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh. Likes are my filing cabinet, not “likes”.
Location Beirut, Iraq, Syria if only
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Account created 22-04-2009 10:52:57
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Twitter Web App : Looks this is linked to Israeli airstrikes underway in Homs, Syria now. Israeli jets often strike Syria from Lebanon in order to avoid being shot down. twitter.com/jhaboush/statu…

Twitter Web App : Multiple Israeli fighter jets flying above Lebanese towns north of Beirut. They’re normally (with no international condemnation) above Beirut’s southern suburbs and the south of the country.

iPhone : #IRAQ: US has deployed Patriot missile batteries to bases targeted by Iranian missile strikes in January, US & Iraqi officials told AFP news agency today.

One battery is being assembled at Ain al-Asad in western Iraq, one battery in Erbil in the north.

Twitter Web App : Kurdish authorities still haven't reasserted control over the ISIS prison where former foreign fighters mutinied last night in Hasaka, Syria, partly because of fears of coronavirus. The prisoners have seized part of the prison. With Louisa Loveluck washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…

iPhone : Iran's coronavirus crisis: While the US maintains a broad exemption on the export of humanitarian items to Iran, its restrictions on Iranian banks and an embargo on oil sales means Tehran has trouble importing medical supplies from abroad. wapo.st/2UtMCaN

iPhone : ISIS prisoners in northeast Syria have managed to take over one floor of their prison in Hasaka. Several have escaped. SDF are trying to regain control of the prison & are hunting for the escapees - Mustafa Bali, SDF spokesman

iPhone : Applause rings throughout the Beirut night as people of #Lebanon salute heroic healthcare providers

#coronavirus #COVID19

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Twitter Web App : To be clear, I didn't move from Beirut to New York. My friends Richard Hall & Josie Ensor did. I think the jury is still out on who is safest where in the world right now, or if any of us can be said to be safe.

Twitter Web App : When you move from Beirut to New York because you're tired of governments telling you that it's dangerous to be in the place where you live... twitter.com/_RichardHall/s…

Twitter Web App : A man in Saudi has been arrested for spitting into a supermarket trolley even though he knew he had coronavirus and i don't ever want to go to the supermarket again
middleeastmonitor.com/20200327-saudi…

Twitter for iPad : Iran-backed militias in Iraq are stepping up their attacks against US troops on Iraqi bases. The Trump administration is divided on whether to escalate back, and if so, how. By Louisa Loveluck & Missy Ryan washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…

Twitter for iPad : Turkey, Spain & Czech are throwing out 1000s of tests sent by China because they don’t work. The Netherlands just announced nearly half of its Chinese tests are faulty. China’s coronavirus diplomacy suddenly not going so well. middleeasteye.net/news/coronavir…

Twitter for iPad : In the UK, 14,543 people have officially tested positive for #coronavirus. The real number will be staggering. 5 of my close friends, or their family members, have (strong) symptoms consistent with the virus. Not a single one has been tested. In London that's a common story.

Twitter for iPad : The Pentagon has ordered US commanders to plan for a military escalation against Iran in Iraq. The top general in Iraq has pushed back, saying it would require 1000s of new troops. It’s still only in the planning stage - Trump hasn’t signed off on it. nytimes.com/2020/03/27/wor…

iPhone : I've been debating about whether to 'go public' on having coronavirus - which I kind of did inadvertently this morning. So, now I may as well share my experience(s) with you in order to help those who are worried about it or who are thinking they might have it. Here goes... 1/

Twitter Web App : All non-essential US embassy staff have left Lebanon because of coronavirus. The US embassy is "evaluating the feasibility" of repatriating stranded US citizens. lb.usembassy.gov/message-for-u-…

iPhone : The US now has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, ahead of China and Italy. 24 hours sooner than I’d predicted. Testing is rising & the number of infections too twitter.com/LizSly/status/…

Twitter Web App : The world is "not winning" the coronavirus battle. It took 2 months for the first 100,000 cases, 12 days for the next 100,000, 4 days for the 3rd & 1.5 for the 4th. "This is exponential growth" - UN chief Guterres to the G20 today. washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…