Tag Archives: Syria

Introducing the Widescreen Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Monitor

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Jordan has some serious challenges ahead. It is struggling with growing internal unrest, dangerous radical elements, and conflict on its borders. All of this makes it worthy of a comprehensive widescreen monitor.

This monitor is tracking mentions of Jordan and Amman, discussions about the government and royal family, the Jordanian military and security forces, Jordanian intelligence, radical elements inside the country, issues related to Syria (both the government and rebels) and Iran, and incidents of violence and protest.

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All Syria Monitors Updated

The Syria, Syria Widescreen, and Syrian Weapons Issues monitors have all received substantial updates today. The updates allow for better tracking of the new National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, and involvement by regional players ranging from Turkey, to Israel, to Hezbollah. Subscribers should refresh their browsers when loading the new monitors to ensure that they receive the updates.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of over 140 topic monitors and 400 live social media streams are available for only $10 per month.

Now Monitoring: National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces

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Covert Contact now has a dedicated monitor for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Subscribers will find the Syrian Opposition Monitor under “Topics”. This monitor tracks discussion about the Syrian opposition, group president Mouaz al-Khatib, and mentions of three members of the new group’s leadership team – Riad Seif, Suhair Atassi, and Mustafa Al-Sabagh.

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Monitoring the New UN Special Envoy to Syria – Lakhdar Brahimi

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Kofi Annan’s replacement was named today:

Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and widely respected statesman, was officially appointed Friday as the new special envoy to Syria from the United Nations and Arab League to replace Kofi Annan, who resigned in frustration two weeks ago over his inability to advance his plan to halt the Syrian conflict.

The Lakhdar Brahimi Monitor looks for any mention of Mr. Brahimi, discussions about UN special envoys, and references to statements made by Mr. Brahimi himself. Subscribers can find the new monitor in the “People” section of their menus.

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Syria Livestreams Monitor the Battle for Aleppo

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Although plenty of Aleppo updates are making it into the growing collection of Covert Contact monitors tracking the conflict in Syria there is enough interest and activity in Aleppo to justify a dedicated monitor.

This monitor is currently available and covers mentions of Aleppo, discussions about casualties, and links to photos and videos from the conflict.

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The Mother of All Syria Monitors – Updated

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There are two seven column monitors available to Covert Contact subscribers. There is one for Syria (pictured above) and another for Iran. While they might get a bit cramped or busy on smaller monitors these two are really designed for large widescreen (24″ or bigger) displays. Think wall mounted displays in a newsroom or command center.

The 7 Column Widescreen Monitor for Syria has just been updated and currently streams discussions about: The opposition, President Bashar al-Assad, key cities (Allepo, Homs, Damascus), Russia’s involvement, UN involvement, video and photos from war zone, and Syrian weapons of mass destruction (chemical weapons, biological weapons, and missiles). If something is happening in Syria this monitor will likely find it and find it quickly.

Syria Threatens to Use Chemical – Biological Weapons if Attacked

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The thinly veiled threat is a troubling, although perhaps not surprising, development in this crisis. Covert Contact has been at the forefront of this issue with a Syrian weapons monitor (Pro Plan screenshot above) in active operation for months.

The Syria, WMD, and other monitors also pick up discussions about this critical topic but another dedicated monitor may be added to dive a little deeper in the days ahead.

You can see the full list of topics monitored on the Covert Contact Plans page.