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Category: Middle East & North Africa

November 5, 2018

By Alexander McKeever

Olive Branch Military Outpost Built Atop Afrin Cemetery

Since the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and allied Syrian Arab and Turkmen militias concluded “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria in late March of 2018, allegations of human rights abuses have widely circulated on social media. Among these charges is the destruction of graveyards and accompanying shrines throughout Afrin. Videos and photographs have surfaced depicting Yezidi…

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October 31, 2018

By Syrian Archive

Civilian Harm as a Result of Alleged Russian Airstrikes

Several years of monitoring alleged Russian airstrikes in Syria reveals a pattern of indiscriminate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure. In an analysis of 3303 videos documenting alleged Russian airstrikes from 116 sources between 30 September 2015 and 9 September 2018, Syrian Archive has identified 1418 incidents in which Russian forces allegedly targeted civilians or…

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October 23, 2018

By Bellingcat Contributor

Iran: New SAM Site At Mashhad

Satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s Mashhad civil-military airfield. A new surface to air missile (SAM) site has been constructed on the north side of the runway to support Khatam al-Anbia’s S-300PMU-2 deployments. Between 2017-2018, Iran jumped the S-300 system to the airbase on three occasions which coincided with visits by Iran’s Supreme Leader…

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October 15, 2018

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Examining CCTV Videos of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul Connected to Khashoggi’s Disappearance

On October 8, a photograph spread throughout WhatsApp showing Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist living in Turkey, entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul through a rear entrance. He has not been seen since, with credible reports that he was either murdered or kidnapped by Saudi officials. Later, a video that this photograph was taken from…

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September 18, 2018

By Eliot Higgins

Pour la troisième fois cette année, du chlore a été utilisé comme arme chimique à Douma, banlieue de Damas

Alors que les préoccupations internationales grandissent au sujet de l’utilisation d’armes chimiques par la Syrie, de nouvelles preuves de leur utilisation par l’armée syrienne continuent à émerger. Le matin du 1er février 2018, des activistes locaux ont rapporté l’utilisation de roquettes chimiques remplies de chlore envoyées sur l’ouest de la ville de Douma, située à…

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