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Follow these 12 Twitter accounts to understand the US airstrikes in Syria

 Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. discusses the US bombing campaign in Syria
Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. discusses the US bombing campaign in Syria
Mark Wilson

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.

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Syrian perspectives on the Syrian Conflict

1) Lina Sergie Attar

"I write, tweet, and breathe the Syrian Revolution."

2) @NMSyria

A Syrian covering the conflict as it unfolds.

3) The 47th

A Syrian from Homs, tweeting his own updates and aggregating trusted tweets from other Syrian activists.

Journalists and Academics

4) Rania Abouzeid

An independent journalist covering Middle East, primarily Syria.

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.

7) Liz Sly

The Washington Post's Beirut bureau chief.

8) Hassan Hassan

An analyst at Abu Dhabi's Delma Institute, and columnist for The National.

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.

US Government

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.

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