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DYK of National Polytechnical Museum[edit]

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DYK for National Polytechnical Museum[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Haas rocket - 2013!?[edit]

Hi - I saw your addition of one Romanian Haas rocket launch to the launch schedule of 2013 in the 2013 in spaceflight article. Do you have any sources for that first orbital launch attempt happening this year? Because I do follow a bit of the Google Lunar X-Prize competition, and I have extremely great doubts that the Romanians of ARCA can pull up their first orbital launch (and even their lunar lander + rover) by the end of this year. Didn't they just completely re-designed their rocket and abandoning the balloon launching method? Any sources other then the press releases from ARCA that can show that they can actually launch satellites into orbit within the next 2 years (much less 7 months)? Thanks!

Galactic Penguin SST (talk) 17:04, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

The best I can find is this, they've obviously made an agreement with the Bulgarian team to launch in 2013 with a simplified launch vehicle. Their page also shows that they're making an engine test stand and conducting avionics experiments. I assume this launch will not be the one for X-Prize. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:00, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Dates[edit]

Do you have a source which lists historical Julian dates vs their revised modern dates? CMD (talk) 12:28, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this page is good enough to be cited in articles, but it's useful for a reference, it was made by a Bulgarian Wikipedia user. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 12:56, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Definitely useful as a reference. Thanks, CMD (talk) 13:03, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Always welcome ! By the way, I plan on trying to push Bulgaria for FA once again, it might need a bit of attention from a larger number of editors in the coming months. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 14:51, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, well, I'm happy to do what I can when the time comes. Considering I only just found a source that had been misquoted in the text, it may need a check through. It's nice and concise though. CMD (talk) 21:38, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Bulgaria's main page[edit]

Четейки секцията за България за 3тото царство и установяването на социализма, имам чувството не е осъвременяна от доста време. Имате ли планове да се кокретизира и ако не как да предложа промени? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nfikin (talkcontribs) 14:54, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Какво значи историческа секция да се "осъвремени" ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 20:38, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Добре де, може би "осъвременяване" не е точната дума тук ;). Една от първите милсли която ми мина през главата когато четох текста в секцията за края на втората световна, е че липсва информация за техническите мир-война взаимоотношения между българия и ссср. В цялата секция един вид ми се струва че текста е повече с мнения и по-малко факти отколкото е редно. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nfikin (talkcontribs) 15:37, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Ами целта е статията да се държи възможно най-кратка, особено историческите секции. В противен случай се получават абсурдно дълги статии като Hungary, които не само са трудни за четене, но и за навигация, и за поддръжка. History of Bulgaria е достатъчно изчерпателна, макар информацията там да не е много добре оформена. Освен това в момента с няколко други редактори се опитваме да я направим избрана, следователно спорните моменти и като цяло историята трябва да са сведени до минимум. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 16:25, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Аз нямам възражения за целите, за краткоста и за избягване на противоречиви теми. Това са неща аз самият предпочитам. Но не виждам причини да се избягва споменаването на факти. Например това че СССР обявява война на България и след това нейните войски я окупират. Текст с подобно съдържание няма а самото събитие е същественно. Не искам да бъда разбран грешно, аз не искам да изразявам мнение за самото събитието, искам само фактологията да бъде спомената. В тоз контекст, мислите те ли че можете да допълните упоменатото събитие сами или предпочитате да ви предложа текст? Или нещо друго? Nfikin (talk) 22:11, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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July 2013[edit]

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Future Korean War[edit]

Hi, this article that you nominated for deletion before is up for deletion again at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Future Korean War (2nd nomination). If you'd like to comment again, feel free. Thanks, Ansh666 03:49, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Dinyu Sharlanov[edit]

Can you do me a favor and see if you can find what academic institution Prof. Dinyu Sharlanov is associated with? Thanks in advance. AmateurEditor (talk) 20:58, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I did a simple Google search, but I couldn't find anything meaningful. I'll try to find his book in a store tomorrow and see if it doesn't have a bio. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 15:41, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Any luck? I just emailed someone at the publisher using Google Translate, but my experience with such translations has been poor. AmateurEditor (talk) 22:11, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately no. Google Translate usually gives very poor translations to Bulgarian, you could mail me the text so I can translate and re-send it, if you wish. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 05:52, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Here's the machine translation and the english original:

Извинявам се, ако това е трудно да се чете. I използва Google Translate го преведе на български от английски. Оригиналът English също е включена в дъното.

I редактирате English Wikipedia и искам да цитирам една книга, публикувани от компанията, като източник в една от статиите. Книгата е "История на комунизма в България" от Диню Шарланов. Това се оспорва и дискусията почива върху академичната същност на автора. Не сме били в състояние да открият кой университет проф. Диню Шарланов е свързан с и се надявах, че може да сте в състояние да предостави тази информация или насочва ме с някой, който може.

Благодарим ви за отделеното време.


I apologize if this is difficult to read. I used Google Translate to translate it into Bulgarian from English. The original English is also included at the bottom.

I edit the English Wikipedia and want to cite a book published by your company as a source in one of the articles. The book is "The History of Communism in Bulgaria" by Dinyu Sharlanov. This has been disputed and the discussion rests upon the academic nature of the author. We have not been able to discover which university Professor Dinyu Sharlanov is associated with and I was hoping that you might be able to provide that information or direct me to someone who can.

Thank you for your time.

AmateurEditor (talk) 18:10, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Bulgarian help needed[edit]

Hello Tourbillon, I'm contacting you because we need some Bulgarian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on bg.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Bulgarian Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 20:24, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Cuban Missiles[edit]

Hello. It seems that on Oct. 11 2008 you updated the page on the Cuban armed forces to include a list of its weaponry. The list included 330-550 Hwasong 5 and 6 ground to ground missiles made in North Korea. Would you happen to have a source for--Totico1948 (talk) 20:17, 9 September 2013 (UTC) r that? I ask because I am a journalist with the newspaper Miami Herald and have been working on the story of the DPRK ship Chong Chon Gang, detained in Panama and found to be carrying Cuban weapons to Pyongyang. That reference to the Hwasong missiles in Cuba has popped in a couple of places, not many, and I need to determine the source. Many thanks for any assistance that you can provide.

Juan O. Tamayo Miami Herald jtamayo@miamiherald.com --Totico1948 (talk) 20:17, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, and sorry for the delay ! My mistake not to have placed a source, I do not remember the name of the website anymore and from what I'm receiving as search results, it might not be available anymore. Right now this report is one of the few online sources mentioning a possible export of Hwasong technology to Cuba. A possible Hwasong-5 export is mentioned here with a third-party source added. Back then I was doing some research on NK missile exports and all that surfaced were unconfirmed reports that Cuba has imported Scud-B technology from North Korea, but nothing more.
I also think it would be useful to know that an arms agreement was signed (scroll to bottom) between the two countries way back in 1991, which included the sale of anti-aircraft missiles to Cuba. Could be related to the cargo of Chong Chon Gang. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:13, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

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Aleppo map[edit]

Can you turn the dark green sheikh massoud areas to yellow? Rebels haven't been in conflict with YPD there for almost a year.

Also Brigade 80 only goes about half as far you suggested on the map http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.199265&lon=37.228074&z=15&m=b&search=aleppo Sopher99 (talk) 23:35, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

It's not necessarily wrong if the area is left in olive green - the Army controls the southern part and the rebels control the northern, so technically the whole area is contested. Recoloured Sheikh Maqsud back to yellow. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:41, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Title speaks for itself. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-rebels-recapture-northern-military-base-near-international-airport/2013/11/09/bf099598-492b-11e3-b87a-e66bd9ff3537_story.html Sopher99 (talk) 01:05, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Reuters: Islamist rebels retook most of a military base...The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting continued on Saturday around the base. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:25, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
No more doubts: According to Reuters, citing pro and anti Syrian gov. sources, Base 80 is under SAA full control as of 10 November 2013: Syrian army retakes northern military base in third day of clashes.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 23:57, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Please update the Aleppo map, Base 80 has been confirmed by everyone to have come under full Army control. Thank you! EkoGraf (talk) 20:57, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Just did. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 22:24, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Nice work on the map, finally some common sense and NPOV.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 23:49, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:58, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

collapsible list of ethnicities in info-box on Bulgaria[edit]

Hi, I saw that you collapsed the ethnic groups list in the article on Bulgaria. Was this unintended, or do you have a reason to want it collapsed? Greetings Tropcho (talk) 11:52, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I collapsed it because it creates too much clutter in the infobox. It's better to keep it folded because not all users would be interested to know those figures. Those who are interested can easily collapse it. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:37, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
I tend to think that if the list is there at all, it's nice to have it expanded, because then there's no need to click and it's just five lines of text. This also seems to be the trend in most of the articles on European countries. I wouldn't start an edit war over that, though ;) Tropcho (talk) 10:09, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Three of those are under 5%. Where is the significance that merits them a place in the box ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 15:18, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Good point. Armenians and Russians, which are 0.1% each, could be lumped together under "Others". Tropcho (talk) 18:23, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Bani Zaid[edit]

Hi, I just want to ask you I u could made a change in the Aleppo map (I dont know how to upload .svg files), that would be narrowing the Bani Zeid area (north of Resafa & Sheikh Masoud) and put it in red, per this source. Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 18:48, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey, this is a column though, do you have at least one more source pointing out that the area is under government control ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:36, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I have this previous source (November 2013) stating SAA control over some buildings in Bani Zaid & Northern Ashrafieh. It seems that the situation had evolved, as the latter source talk about most of the area in SAA control...--HCPUNXKID (talk) 18:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Alright, I'll mark Bani Zaid and Ashrafie in red. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 19:25, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Agreed on Bani Zaid, but not so sure on Ashrafiye (it seems that SAA controls only some parts on the north and south of that neighboorhood).--HCPUNXKID (talk) 04:17, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Is that correct ? I'm not very sure about the location of Bani Zeid on this map...- ☣Tourbillon A ? 15:00, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I think that the area you coloured red should be narrowed and colour red the northern section (wich it seems to be Bani Zeid properly, according to Wikimapia), with the southern in olive (disputed). The other option would be to put all that area into contested (olive).--HCPUNXKID (talk) 16:56, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello, I saw Sopher has reverted your edit on Bani Zeid simply based on the part in the source that says much of the district was recaptured, not the whole district. I have proposed a compromise solution, color Bani Zeid red with the western and northern edges of the district that border rebel territory as contested. That way much of the district is red, but not the whole district. EkoGraf (talk) 03:55, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll do it that way. Honestly it's quite a mess there, I wasn't even sure what exactly to colour. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 12:44, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
After finding this source [1] which confirms an earlier Army advance into Bani Zeid a month ago I suggest the following. Color it like you did before Sopher reverted you, the part between red Rasafeh and red Tareq Ziyad, which was colored as contested, you also color red (thus linking up government territory). Leave that part of Rasafeh on the border of Khalidiya olive. And color a thin patch of the northern edge of the government-held part of Rasafeh as contested. Hope you understood me. EkoGraf (talk) 22:04, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

I think I got it. Just give me a day or two, I need to prepare for some stuff at the university and will be somewhat busy. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 22:18, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Cool, thank you and good luck at the university! :) EkoGraf (talk) 16:17, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Done ! - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:33, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Kafr Hamra and Sheik Saed[edit]

SOHR today confirmed fighting between the Army and rebels in the Kafr Hamra area on the northwest edge of the city. Source here [2]. I suggest the following. The area just to the north of the Air defense base should go from contested to red, the Army advance arrow should move further up in the direction of Kafr Hamra, and Kafr Hamra should go from rebel-held to contested. Further creedence to this can be found in the fact that it was reported a few weeks ago that there had been fighting between the Army and rebels in the village of Maarat al-Artiq which is a few km to the west of Kafr Hamr. That means the Army had already pushed that far west from the Air Defense Base. EkoGraf (talk) 04:59, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Also, the southern Sheik Saed district is contested again [3]. It was reported that the fighting was inside the military accommodation building. EkoGraf (talk) 18:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Actually the military accommodation facility is not even on the Aleppo wikipedia map. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.148687&lon=37.158036&z=16&m=b&search=Aleppo Sopher99 (talk) 23:27, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
The facility no, but the district is, so it goes contested or at least the general area of the district where the facility should be located. Simple as that. EkoGraf (talk) 02:14, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Source only says an ambush on the facility was the source of the clashes. The facility is not located on the map, as I showed, and rebels hold sheikh saed proper. Sopher99 (talk) 02:41, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
The facility is part of the district (per SOHR), the southern part to be more precise. So, the district is contested (at least the souther part/half of it). EkoGraf (talk) 11:29, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Another report of fighting in the district, no mention of it being specificely at the military facility [4] so...contested. EkoGraf (talk) 17:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
But that same report is talking about the ambush, and since we have another source confirming the ambush to be at the military accommodation building, we know its not contested for this map. Sopher99 (talk) 19:40, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Check the date of the post Sopher, its from 16 January. The military facility ambush happened on 13 January. This was a totally new ambush on a totally different day in the same district. So, again, contested. EkoGraf (talk) 18:37, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Well we don't know which part of sheikh saed it happened in. The rebel controlled north part (on the map) or the part with a regime presence in the south (not on the map). Given the recent ambush on the accommodation area, I would suspect the later Sopher99 (talk) 21:42, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
That's what I suggested, color the southern half/part of the district as contested, not the whole district. EkoGraf (talk) 22:06, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
The southern half I was talking bout it below the highway and off the map. Sopher99 (talk) 22:08, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
And I am suggesting to color at least a slim patch of the southern part of the district that IS on the map as contested. Nothing more. EkoGraf (talk) 22:19, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Also the source says its Dahra-kafak hamra. Thats not the same thing as kafr hamra. Notice how there is a k at the end, combined with dahra. Sopher99 (talk) 23:37, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
You are aware that Arabic to English translations always differ in some respect. And the only area of Kafak Hamra or Kafr Hamra or something similar in name that exists in Aleppo province is the Kafr Hamra (per wikimapia) district of Aleppo. Also, the official Wikipedia article lists two translations for the name of the town, Kafr Hamrah and Kfar Hamra, its all a matter of translation, which, like I said, is not always accurate. So...nice try Sopher. EkoGraf (talk) 02:14, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I'll colour a patch of Sheikh Said as contested, because the government has had a presence there for quite a while now. As for the Kafr Hamra issue - there's no other location with such a name, and the information is in line with pro-government sources reporting clashes in the Maaret al-Artiq area for the past two weeks. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:48, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. EkoGraf (talk) 19:00, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
You forgot about Kafr Hamra in your last edit of the map. EkoGraf (talk) 17:24, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Is that correct ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 19:41, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Aziziyeh[edit]

In Aleppo, rebels and regime forces clashes as army tried to advance on Aziziyeh neighbourhood and a nearby industrial area.The Daily Star Hanibal911 (talk) 20:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Aziziyeh =/= Aziza, the former is outside this map. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 17:04, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
I say about district Aziziyeh not village Aziziyeh. You may see on map her Hanibal911 (talk) 12:33, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Karam Al Qasr[edit]

Activists in Aleppo city have said that government forces have recaptured the neighbourhood of Karam Al Qasr in the eastern side of Aleppo city, after three days fighting.Al Jazeera Hanibal911 (talk) 16:39, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry but I'm not able to find either of those districts on Wikimapia. Could you tell me which ones they're adjacent to ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 19:41, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

The map of the area is in the Al Jazeera link. It seems it represents the southeastern part of the Al-Myassar Jazmati district [5]. So I suggest that you color as red the part of that area that is currently marked as contested as well as the part that is the Karam Al Qasr neighbourhood according to the Al Jazeera map and add an advance arrow in that direction. P.S. I would also point out that there is fighting according to SOHR in the Sheikh Lufti district in south Aleppo [6]. Map here [7]. EkoGraf (talk) 00:23, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Karam al-Qusayr on Wikimapia. Hanibal911 (talk) 11:52, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Here is map taken from pro opposition source. Hanibal911 (talk) 09:30, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Marked both. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 12:10, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Hanibal911 (talk) 15:07, 26 January 2014 (UTC)


Aziziyeh and Aziza[edit]

Please change both from red to contested.

Aziziyeh neighborhood:

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.206867&lon=37.148573&z=15&m=b&search=Aleppo

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jan-22/244940-syria-missile-attack-kills-10-as-peace-talks-open.ashx#axzz2oNa3sbT8

Aziza village:

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/nowsyrialatestnews/531988-20-regime-fighters-killed-in-aleppo

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jan-24/245120-zawahri-urges-end-to-deadly-clashes-between-rebels-and-jihadists.ashx#axzz2rEUjd2s1

Sopher99 (talk) 15:42, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Done. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:14, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Kafr Hamra[edit]

Kafr Hamra is rebel occupied. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16419719 Sopher99 (talk) 16:05, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

The last time I read anything from that source, it turned out to be false, I think it was about the situation in Base 80 a week or two ago. Could you find a more reliable source ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:18, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

will this do? http://zamanalwsl.net/en/news/3428.html Sopher99 (talk) 01:30, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Violent clashes between ISIS against rebel and Islamic battalions in towns Hraytan and Kafar-Hamra and area of Asia factory.SOHR Hanibal911 (talk) 07:48, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

I'll scale down the contested area but won't colour it fully green until we have some more detailed updates from reliable sources. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:40, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Renewed clashes between Syrian troops and opposition fighters in Kafr Hamra.SOHR Hanibal911 (talk) 10:40, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Umayyad Mosque[edit]

Umayyad Mosque area contested again [8]. Also, when you colored Aziziyeh district as contested you erased the letter J from Jdeydeh. EkoGraf (talk) 17:07, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Its already contested. Take a good look just north and east. 17:35, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Will fix it later tonight. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:19, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
The districts around the mosque district are colored as contested Sopher. The district in which the mosque is located is colored as rebel-held. So, that one needs to be changed to contested. Thank you in advance on the edit Tourbillon. EkoGraf (talk) 11:13, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Ballura and Kasr al-Tarrab[edit]

Government troops seized the districts of Ballura and Kasr al-Tarrab. Ballura Kasr al-Tarrab Observatory said residents of Mayssar, nearby Marjeh and Enzarrat were fleeing their homes for "neighborhoods controlled by regime forces... because of the fighting". The Daily StarNOWAl Arabia Hanibal911 (talk) 15:35, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The exact location

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.190607&lon=37.206756&z=17&m=b&search=Aleppo Sopher99 (talk) 22:24, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

So those two are in southern Myasar which is currently coloured as contested ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:04, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I think it is worth to expand territory controlled by Syrian Army. Hanibal911 (talk) 09:07, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Syrian troops seized Ballura which is located north of village of Al Aziza. Hanibal911 (talk) 09:14, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I found them. I'll colour the area around Blurah in red, but I'll keep the other one as contested because it's really not such a large area. I've placed an arrow indicating an offensive movement though. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:19, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I agree with you it will be most correct. Hanibal911 (talk) 09:27, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Now I saw where exactly all of those areas are. The area around Blurah and Sheikh Lufti is mostly empty and not residential, so I'll have to colour most of what is now Marjeh in red. If there are any objections, please let me know, I'll recolour it. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:31, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

You can fix the changes that have been made editor Amedjay. It produces the map changes without identifying the source. Hanibal911 (talk) 11:36, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Government troops made the advance and also seized the districts of Ballura and Kasr al-Tarrab. Al Arabia Hanibal911 (talk) 08:32, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Karam al Tarab & Maasaraniyah[edit]

Hi, about the last changes in the Aleppo map, I have some points:

So, due to that two areas being contiguous, the south-eastern part of the Myasar section (including the sector above the Myasar name) should be changed to red. Regards, --HCPUNXKID 17:05, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Aleppo's Justice Palace[edit]

This Reuters article shows photos from yesterday showing Aleppo's Justice Palace (south of the Citadel) in SAA hands. So, red colouring needed in the olive-coloured sector surrounding the Citadel.

Another point that I want to discuss with you (and with any other user who wants to join in) in a future post is the situation of the olive-coloured quarters north of the citadel. I havent seen any map in the whole web (from neutral, pro-opposition or pro-government sources) that put that zones as contested, but as SAA controlled. Regards, --HCPUNXKID 18:24, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

The photos for the second district in your above request were gone (I get a "Page not found"), so I didn't change that. Can you find a few sources from both sides about the situation in those quarters ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 10:56, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
For Maasaraniyah, see here or here. And from the opposition side, a map from a pro-opposition blog, that while portraits Maasaraniyah as opp-held (not very credible, I believe far more on Reuters journalists than on a partisan activist, as its logic), puts the Karm-al-Baytar & Karam-al-Qasr as SAA held. Regards,--HCPUNXKID 18:49, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

I've just found this Syrian TV clip showing SAA in control of Karam-al-Tarrab. Because all of this, I suggest putting the eastern and southern parts of the Myasar section in red, while putting Maasaraniyah (the sector upwards the Myasar label) either in olive or red. Regards,--HCPUNXKID 18:58, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Wow what hypocrisy. Using pro-regime sources. Sopher99 (talk) 16:37, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
...the pot yelled to the kettle. I suppose that when the used were pro-jihadi "rebel" sources like the partisan Cedric Labrousse or Qatar State TV (also known as Al-Jazeera) that aint hypocrite, huh? And learn that the images arent partisan, if a journalistic video shows a town in control of a part of the conflict, it doesnt matter its political position, what matter is what it shows. If not, let's remove all content based on Al-Jazeera, Al-Gad, Orient TV and all that stinky Wahabi-oriented channels...--HCPUNXKID 18:51, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Farafira[edit]

Farafira should pass from olive to red, per pro-government and pro-opposition sources. Regards,--HCPUNXKID 00:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Aleppo map[edit]

According to October 2013 pro-government L'armée arabe syrienne contrôle entièrement le quartier de Saif Al Daoulah dans la ville d'Alep L'armée arabe syrienne prend le contrôle total du quartier de Al Izaah dans la ville d'Alep and pro-opposition sources Aleppo Media Centre October 2013 Aleppo map Saif al-Dawla is SAA held, as most part if not all of Salaheddine neighbourhood, so they must pass from green to red. Regards, --HCPUNXKID 19:00, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Neither are reliable sources, and they are from october. Sopher99 (talk) 19:14, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
The combination of pro-gov. and anti-gov. is allowed to make changes, I understand that you are desperately trying to maintain that illusory map of Aleppo by your POV-pushing, but you aint gonna win. Also, sources dont have expiration date, it doesnt matter sources are from October 2013, unless you have newer sources stating anything different. Do you have them? I guess no...--HCPUNXKID 10:48, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Ashrafiyeh[edit]

I think likely the district Ashrafiyeh under control of army. Because that source shows the Syrian flag on the roof of the mosque in the district which, under army control near district the Sheikh Maqsoud. And according to the map of the mosque there are only in few districts that border to the district Sheikh Maqsoud. These are districts Trab al-Hellok, Bostan Pasha and Ashrafiyeh . But most likely that the syrian troops now controls district Ashrafiyeh because that district Trab al-Hellok under the full control of the opposition and in the district Bostan Pasha now is clashes between the Syrian army vs opposition fighters. Hanibal911 (talk) 11:36, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Just having the flag waving is not enough to list them as government-controlled. Darayya, Barzeh and Moadamiyeh are rebel-controlled but as part of a recent truce they allowed government flags to be waived on public buildings. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 13:25, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

But in this case source indicates that the Syrian national flag flutters on a mosque at a government-controlled district.source Hanibal911 (talk) 13:28, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Judging by the angle of the lamp and the buildings in the distance, this would be the mosque in question. But still, the area is far too big to call it all under government control, it would be nice if there were a few more sources on this. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 13:38, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
But at least the area around mosque Salah al-Din can be noted under the control of the army. Because this mosque is located closest to the district Sheikh Maqsoud. Hanibal911 (talk) 14:14, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
The mosque top in that photo is white. The mosque top on that wikimapia is blue. Not the same mosque. Sopher99 (talk) 16:45, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
It's not blue, that's just a shadow. If you look closer, the shadow on the photo does give a darker appearance to the dome. It can't be any other mosque anyway. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:15, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

In the north-western Ashrafiyeh district, which is largely under regime control, five people, two of them children, were killed by mortar fire, the Observatory said. Although this source outdate is still worth to consider it as more than there were no reports that the rebels control territory in the area.sourcesourcesource Hanibal911 (talk) 08:06, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Tareeq al-Bab[edit]

I think the area north of military base Brigade 80 should be marked under the control of the army. Because regime troops were now one kilometer away from the neighborhood of Tariq al-Babsource Hanibal911 (talk) 20:30, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

The area in question has been marked as red. EkoGraf (talk) 11:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Sheikh Saeed[edit]

Syrian troops, backed by paramilitary forces, seized a factory in the Sheikh Said area.source

The southern part of Sheikh Said needs to be marked as red I think while the middle area should be marked as contested. Also, we have a pro-opposition source yesterday [9] reporting advances from Sheikh Najjar village towards the northern Ard al-Hamra district. And a few hours later, the same opposition source [10] as well as a pro-goverment source [11] reported the Army captured the southern Ard al-Hamra and Tel Barakat districts. The southern Ard al-Hamra and Tel Barakat districts are already marked as red so no changes there needed. However, the upper part of the northern Ard Al-Hamra district in the northeastern part of the map should at least be marked as contested if not marked as government-held. EkoGraf (talk) 11:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I expanded the olive area a bit further up to the north and painted the Ard al-Hamra area to the north in olive until more sources come in on the situation there. Do you have any idea what's going on in Ballura and Sheikh Lufti ? I'll upload the new file once I add all the updates. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 09:13, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
We only have the information that came Ballura came under the control of the army.Al ArabiyaTimes of Oman France PressNews 24 But other informations from reliable sources on the moment we not have. Hanibal911 (talk) 11:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I think they should be marked as well as before because there was no evidence from reliable sources about the occurrence of the rebels advance in these areas. Also, I think the area adjacent to Jabal Badro must be marked under control of the army because it confirms pro opposition source.source Hanibal911 (talk) 09:59, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

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Ard al-Hamra[edit]

Syrian troops regained control of the Ard al-Hamra.Reuters Hanibal911 (talk) 20:23, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay, I'll review the sources and make necessary changes a bit later today. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:41, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Good! I also ask you to fix what did editor Amedjay because he edits the map without identifying sources which can confirm all changes which he made. Hanibal911 (talk) 08:50, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
I would direct you to the above Sheikh Saeed section of your talk page where I tried extensevily to explain the new developments, including the existence of two Ard al-Hamra districts (one of which the Army captured and this is already marked as red). EkoGraf (talk) 02:12, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Four days ago pro opposition source confirmed that Syrian troops advanced to the area of ​​Ard al-Hamra which is located near the village Sheikh Najjar.source Hanibal911 (talk) 08:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
The second district was added on the map Wikimapia ones of the editors of three days ago when the first reports that the Syrian troops captured district Ard Al Hamra. Previously, this district was not on the map Aleppo and on other maps of the city Aleppo not have a second district Ard Al Hamra. It is somehow strange. Hanibal911 (talk) 11:15, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
In any case, the area at the airport is Army-held (already marked as red so no changes there needed) and the area to the north near Sheikh Najjar is at the very least (the upper half) contested. EkoGraf (talk) 13:08, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Bustan al-Qasr[edit]

This neighborhood should be partially marked the under army control.Al Monitor Hanibal911 (talk) 09:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

The article gives the impession it's entirely under rebel control, so I'm leaving it that way. It does, however, say that Aziza is under Nusra Front control so I'll change that to green. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:21, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Source only said that there battling fighters Al Nusar and others associated with Al Qaeda militants but did not mention that the city is under rebel control, correct this error. Hanibal911 (talk) 07:47, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
No, it says it's under Nusra and Ahrar Ash-Sham control: The town of Azizeh, just outside the Marjeh area in the east, the strategically vital Sheikh Najjar industrial zone, the old city and Aleppo's central prison are all defended by al-Qaeda’s affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, as well as Salafist militants Ahrar al-Sham.... - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:42, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay, but you could part of the area of Ashrafiyeh noted under the control army. Here are sources showing the situation at the beginning of November.sourcesourcesource but this more the new sources which confirmed that Ashrafiyeh under army control. Reuters Al Monitor Hanibal911 (talk) 09:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

And by the way the pro opposition source shows that the area where located the village Al Aziza under control of the army.source Hanibal911 (talk) 10:08, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


Fighting rages on 30th day of Yabroud battles March 14, 2014 12:31 AM The Daily Star Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stand with members of the media at Al-Sahl town, about 2km (a mile) to Yabroud's north, after the soldiers took control of it from the rebel fighters, in this March 3, 2014 handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. (REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters) Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stand with members of the media at Al-Sahl town, about 2km (a mile) to Yabroud's north, after the soldiers took control of it from the rebel fighters, in this March 3, 2014 handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. (REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters) A+ A-

BEIRUT: Fierce clashes raged Thursday near the rebel stronghold of Yabroud as regime forces and its allies fought rebel groups, with anti-regime activists saying the rebels were holding out after one month of a stepped-up offensive in the mountainous Qalamoun region.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that two rebels were killed in the clashes on the outskirts of the town, which was also targeted by a surface-to-surface missile as well as artillery shelling.

The anti-regime Qalamoun Media Center said Hezbollah fighters, who are backing up Syrian army troops and paramilitaries, launched a number of Volcano rockets at the town, causing massive destruction.

The Observatory and the media center said a number of surface-to-surface missiles also targeted Yabroud, but no casualties were reported. Most of the town’s 30,000 inhabitants have fled the area.

The Qalamoun activists said four rebel fighters were killed in clashes further south, in the Wadi Barada region, but added that rebel forces had managed to withstand the regime’s “scorched earth” policy of causing massive destruction in the Qalamoun region.

They said that three army officers were among those killed in the Yabroud clashes.

Fighting between regime troops and rebel units raged in the city of Aleppo, and activists from the city said 10 “barrel bombs” dropped by helicopter targeted the province – two in Aleppo and eight on two rural locations. Four civilians were killed in the strikes, they said.

Fighting raged in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood.The Daily Star Hanibal911 (talk) 08:27, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Khaldiya neighborhood[edit]

The Khaldiya neighborhood has been completely taken over by the Army [12], so it should go from partially contested to fully red. EkoGraf (talk) 22:09, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Azizah back to contested[edit]

I would like to ask you to turn Azizah back to constested. We have TWO opposition sources stating it is not under rebel control. We got SOHR [13] who says fighting is still going on, and we got ArabChronicle [14] marking it as government-held. So please put it back to at least contested! Thank you in advance! EkoGraf (talk) 14:54, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Hallak and ard al hamra[edit]

Please put both to green. I see no source for hallak being isis or that part of ad hamra being contested.

Also please put saif al dawla to green, not contested. Sopher99 (talk) 22:47, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

I have no idea who coloured Halak in black, but I'll switch it to green. I just left it there because I assumed someone had a source for that. Look up my talk page, there are a few sources on a government advance towards Ard al-Hamra. I'm leaving Saif ad-Dawla contested for now, because the intensive clashes there were relatively recent. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
We got both a pro-government and pro-opposition source reporting a government advance into/towards Ard al-Hamra. EkoGraf (talk) 08:32, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Halak ISIS-held per this Al-Monitor article.--HCPUNXKID 16:21, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hanano[edit]

The regime has gained control of the Hanano neighborhood.Al Monitor Hanibal911 (talk) 10:56, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

I think that the Al Monitor is reliable source and his information was confirmed. Hanibal911 (talk) 16:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Ard Al hamra location[edit]

Tourbillion, you need to change the location of Ard Al Hamra on the map. The opposition source per which you put it on the map had TWO Ard Al Hamra's on the map. The other one (which has been reported by all sides to be under Army control) is near the international airport. On Wikimapia, Ard Al hamra is located above Base 80, below Tel Barakat. So, from upwards to downwards its Tal Barakat, Ard Al Hamra, Base 80. You also got this source here [15] which clearly says Ard al-Hamra is a vital district near the Aleppo International Airport that was used as a launching point for the Islamic Front’s militants. The liberation of the district has now created a buffer for the SAA at the Airport; this ensures the safety of flights descending to and from the airport. The district you marked on your map as Ard Al Hamra is in fact the Breij ar-Reeh district. Check Wikimapia. EkoGraf (talk) 21:35, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

So the one next to Hanano should go back to green ? - ☣Tourbillon A ? 22:27, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
No, we got multiple sources (including pro-opposition ones) that government forces advancing along the edge of the industrial zone also made an advance into that northern area next to Hanano. EkoGraf (talk) 08:56, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll mark that as red too, but some users are obviously not happy with the changes and revert. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 10:04, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Maybe you should divide Hanano into three parts from left to right - rebel (green), contested (brown), goverment (red). Because I also have doubts the Army managed to capture the whole of Hanano, but the outter most part of it most likely. EkoGraf (talk) 12:56, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
If you have a source for that, it would be fine. Otherwise I would suggest colouring it as contested. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 11:31, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
That works fine too. EkoGraf (talk) 12:56, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Hanano[edit]

Its in rebel hands. Regime bombing the district. http://www.echo.net.au/2014/03/barrel-bomb-kills-canadian-syria/ Sopher99 (talk) 22:20, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

The picture is a month old, and the bombing was over Haidariya. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:28, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Shekh Maqsoud[edit]

Fighting in Shekh Maqsoud with the Army advancing [16]. I would color that southeastern part of the district as contested (connecting the contested area of Ashrafiyeh with the contested area of Bustan al Qasr, in between that contested area of Sheikh Maqsoud) with an arrow indicating an Army advance. EkoGraf (talk) 01:16, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Here's more proof.SOHR Hanibal911 (talk) 07:50, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Justice Palace in old city of Aleppo[edit]

I think it is worth noting Justice Palace in the Old city of Aleppo under rebel control because they captured him.sourcesource Hanibal911 (talk) 18:35, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Ramousah and Jdeydeh[edit]

Per a new pro-opposition map [17] Ramousah and Jdeydeh districts are firmly in government hands, please change them to red. Thank you. EkoGraf (talk) 00:36, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

One more map [18], based on opposition source, per which Ramousah and Jdeydeh are government-held, as well as Ashrafiyeh. So please change Ashrafiyeh to red too please. EkoGraf (talk) 10:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

The Army today captured the Al-Ma'amel area between Aziza and Al-Shekh Sa'eed [19][20]. EkoGraf (talk) 18:13, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I'll make the changes very soon. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, also, new development, Army has regained control of areas in Aziza [21] (southern edge of the map). EkoGraf (talk) 12:02, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Aleppo[edit]

Assad’s forces surround Aleppo and now control 80 percent the city.World Tribune it also confirms the pro opposition source.EA WorldView Hanibal911 (talk) 18:23, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

No details are given. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:36, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Battle of Aleppo map[edit]

A user edited Baloura to contested (from government-held) and Sheikh Lufti to rebel-held (from contested) while none of the provided sources indicated Baloura has become contested and we have no source saying rebels took full control of Sheikh Lufti. The user made an assumption that because the rebels attacked Aziza than they must have captured Sheikh Lufti, which is considered Original Research by Wikipedia and is not allowed. So I would kindly urge you to revert the southeastern front situation to back as it was (Baloura red/government held and Sheikh Lufti contested). Also, same goes for Al-Waffa, we have confirmation of fighting around the intelligence building and palace of justice (north of Waffa), but not in Waffa itself. The user used youtube videos as a basis to make Waffa contested. Youtube video can not be used per Wikipedia policy and are forbiden. So that should also go back to red. The area northwest of Waffa should remain contested. Thank you. EkoGraf (talk) 15:21, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

P.S. I just noticed that Hanano was also marked as contested, despite that no more fighting has been reported there since the rebel attack on the barracks was repelled a few days ago per an opposition source [22]. So that also should go back to red. So in essence, that user's whole edit should be reverted back to Sopher's version. EkoGraf (talk) 15:23, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Ouch, I was gone from the topic for a while now and I see the map has become a mess. So if I understand you correctly: Baloura should be in red, Sheikh Lufti contested, Al-Waffa red, area north of Waffa contested, and Hanano red ? By the way, is there any change in Sheikh Said ? I haven't followed the news that much lately. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Syrian Civil War map[edit]

You can note on this map the city of Al Tall in green color because the city under the control of the army.Al Monitor and reduce the blue circle in the city of Homs because the army controls 95% of the city of Homs Siege of Homs Map Hanibal911 (talk) 08:26, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

OK, but I'll leave the Homs circle blue for now, it's obvious that it will go full green in the next few days. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:45, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
You can fix the map because the rebels withdraw from the Homs.BBCAl Jazeera Hanibal911 (talk) 18:21, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
I figured, but I'll wait for the evacuation to be completed before I make the change. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 18:51, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Homs, ‘capital of the revolution,’ in the hands of regime forces. Syrian forces took full control over the Old City of Homs.The Daily Star Even the pro opposition source of recognizes that the of Homs under army control.Arab Chronicle and also this source confirm that the under the terms of the contract between the government and rebels army gains full control over Al Waer.Al Jazeera Hanibal911 (talk) 07:37, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Already changed. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 08:39, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Hanibal911 (talk) 09:59, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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Aleppo[edit]

Ashrafiyah is a PYD control district

http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/18202

http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_openPrintPage.action?newsId=296767

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There are more reliable and up-to-date sources stating otherwise. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 05:42, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
In this article clearly states that the area under the control of the army.Al Jazeera Hanibal911 (talk) 16:39, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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Haydaryah district[edit]

On the west, the rebels made a push last week to capture the city’s military academy, the major government-held installation in the city’s western quadrant. But attack, however, ended in catastrophe, exposing the rebels to repeated attacks from the air, even at night, that made it impossible to move men and weapons freely. Also government already controls, the industrial zone and the all Haydariyeh district in the city’s northeast. Ledger-EnquirerCharlotte ObserverThe TelegraphSun HeraldVC StarMcClatchly DCIdaho StatesmanMiami Herald Also the same source states that Haidariah is government controlled. The area where fighting is going mentioned in the source on is likely to be that between Hanano and Owaja.here Because reliable source said that government already controls, the industrial zone and the al Haidariah district in the city’s northeast but rebels are battling to keep government forces from taking the area between two zones which the government already controls.sourcesource Hanibal911 (talk) 09:56, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

The pro opposition source Ara News reports that SAA control part of Kalasseh neighborood, that is shown full green in the map. It must become at least partially red. This info fits with the map that provides a picture quite different from the one from this map. This map also noted that not all the Bustan al Qasr neighborood under control by rebels. But SOHR Also said that clashes took place between the two sides in Bustan al-Qasr.SOHR So you can update the map according to data which I provided to you! Hanibal911 (talk) 10:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Alright, will be done today, maybe in 3 or 4 hours as I'm just going out. I'll colour Kalasseh in olive because we're not yet sure which parts are under government control. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 11:09, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
You promised to update the map. But if you are busy then you can finish with your chores and do not rush. Hanibal911 (talk) 08:16, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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Question, since you come from Bulgaria, do you know how many seats the Communist Party of Bulgaria has in the national parliament? I know they have one (the leader), but is he the only one. I'm trying to save the article List of anti-capitalist and communist parties with national parliamentary representation, and its proving difficult. Would you mind help solving the Bulgaria-mystery in the article? Thanks. --TIAYN (talk) 14:07, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I have been puzzled by this issue myself. The CPB was yet again part of the Bulgarian Socialist Party-led leftist coalition. However, the coalition's initial list of MPs does not include Aleksandar Paunov, CPB's current leader. Most of the MPs seem to come from BSP, and none of the non-BSP names on that list is a CPB Politburo member. Technically they are represented as part of the leftist coalition, but (most likely) they don't have their own MP.
To further complicate things, BSP - Leftist Bulgaria does not have a clear structure. I cannot find any info whether they have a superior body which coordinates the actions of member parties and movements, or whether they are all subordinated to a BSP governing body thus functioning as mere satellites. Interestingly, the Union of Communists in Bulgaria also joined the coalition and its Central Committee chairman is apparently a member of some kind of Consultative Council of BSP - Leftist Bulgaria. This particular page of their website lists the policies which the UCB will defend as part of the coalition. It would seem there is a kind of multi-party discussion and at least some basic form of coordination taking place inside this parliamentary group. It's a Schrödinger's cat and I don't know what to make of it, but it would be safer to list them as not being in parliament. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 16:45, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Darn, Bulgarian politics is unnecessarily complex. Well the Communist Party of Bulgaria's own website doesn't say a lot, but it still says its represented in parliament [of course it may be outdated] while claiming it has 20,000 members (which doesn't sound like very much). But back to the point, while the Union of Communists in Bulgaria (UCB) may be a member of the coalition, it didn't nominate members as part of the coalition (they stood in a separate list and got 6,168 of the votes). As far as my knowledge extends Paunov was elected to parliament through the Bulgarian Socialist Party, right? --TIAYN (talk) 20:28, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Is Ivan Ivanov in this article (for the 2013 election) the same as the Ivan Ivanov Petrov who currently holds a seat in the CPB Politburo? --TIAYN (talk) 20:36, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Paunov was elected as a BSP MP as the CPB was a member of the Coalition for Bulgaria, now BSP - Leftist Bulgaria. The problem with these MPs is that the Socialists now received a much smaller percentage of votes compared to the other parties, and it is very unlikely to have non-BSP representatives in that small, 39-man group. As I said, almost all of the names of their current group that I know are from the Socialist Party, none from the Communists, Euroroma or the Social Democrats. As for that name, it's not the same person - this is Ivan Valentinov Ivanov, a representative from Shumen oblast. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 06:17, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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SOHR has confirmed the SAA capture of Ein Terma valley [23]. Location here [24]. Could you make the corrections please? Thanks in advance! EkoGraf (talk) 21:28, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Done ! - ☣Tourbillon A ? 07:31, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! EkoGraf (talk) 08:49, 16 October 2014 (UTC)