Early the morning of September 23, the US began bombing targets in Syria as part of its ongoing military response to the Islamic militant group ISIS. As with many developing stories, Twitter is the best way to remain up-to-date about the latest developments.
Syrian perspectives on the Syrian Conflict
1) Lina Sergie Attar
"I write, tweet, and breathe the Syrian Revolution."
Bombing ISIS without at least bombing Assad's air force is striking the symptom and not the disease. What many Syrians are thinking. #Syria— Lina Sergie Attar (@AmalHanano) September 23, 2014
A Syrian covering the conflict as it unfolds.
US launches airstrike on Kafr Daryan in Idlib, destroying homes and killing civilians. No ISIS in the region.https://t.co/VICnVPmaZq— نور (@NMSyria) September 23, 2014
3) The 47th
A Syrian from Homs, tweeting his own updates and aggregating trusted tweets from other Syrian activists.
Tweets from trusted activists: coalition air strikes reached aleppo suburbs, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa.— The 47th (@THE_47th) September 23, 2014
Journalists and Academics
4) Rania Abouzeid
An independent journalist covering Middle East, primarily Syria.
IS spokesman re US proxies: 'Prepare them with most modern equipment.Send them very much, for it will end up as war booty in our hands'— Rania Abouzeid (@Raniaab) September 22, 2014
5) Jenan Moussa
A journalist for Dubai's Al Aan TV, who always offers sharp takes on the most recent events.
6) Eliot Higgins
The founder of the Brown Moses blog, and the Bellingcat platform for investigative journalism. Regular updates on what's happening in Syria, as well as analysis of its significance.
— Brown Moses (@Brown_Moses) September 23, 2014
7) Liz Sly
The Washington Post's Beirut bureau chief.
Arab mistrust of Obama is curbing enthusiasm for the anti-ISIS coalition. Is he in it for real this time, they ask? http://t.co/9RM5Y5ARtt— Liz Sly (@LizSly) September 10, 2014
8) Hassan Hassan
An analyst at Abu Dhabi's Delma Institute, and columnist for The National.
Footage allegedly of the first raid on ISIS in Raqqa http://t.co/yWaXa1rpP8— Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) September 23, 2014
9) Martin Chulov
A journalist covering the Middle East for the Guardian.
10) Joshua Landis
The director of the University of Oklahoma's Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of the Syria Comment blog.
*U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS SYRIA STRIKES WERE VERY EFFECTIVE— Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis) September 23, 2014
11) US Department of Defense
They're the ones carrying out the air strikes. Follow their feed for the latest official updates on the bombing campaign.
12) Brett McGurk
The current US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, tweeting updates and analysis about the air strikes.