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August 2, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

In Digital Pursuit of a Suicide Truck: Tracking a Blue Hyundai Porter That Killed over 100 Evacuees in Syria

Summary On April 15, 2017, an explosion rocked a convoy of buses carrying evacuees near Syria’s opposition-held Al-Rashideen leading to more than 100 deaths. The coaches were carrying evacuees from the besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kefraya in the Idlib governorate; Initial reports said that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber. A…

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July 28, 2017

By Eliot Higgins

Khan Sheikhoun, or How Seymour Hersh “Learned Just to Write What I Know, And Move On”

Following the July 4th, 2017 publication of the OPCW fact-finding mission (FFM) report on the April 4th, 2017 Khan Sheikhoun Sarin attack in Syria, questions were raised about claims made by the veteran journalist Seymour Hersh in his June 25th, 2017 article in Welt, “Trump‘s Red Line“. The OPCW FFM report flatly contradicted claims made in Hersh’s…

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July 2, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

Is this the Site of a Future Turkish Base in Syria?

On June 28, 2017, two Turkish media outlets published footage of a location within Syrian territory where the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK, from Turkish Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri) “allegedly will build a base” if it “enters” the Idlib governorate. Firstly, A Haber broadcasted a short reportage with “impressions” from Idlib. A Haber is a nationwide Turkish…

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June 25, 2017

By Eliot Higgins

Erneuter Betrug? – Seymour Hersh, die Welt und der Chemiewaffenangriff auf Chan Scheichun

Hinweis: Es handelt sich um eine Übersetzung, bei Unklarheiten ist der englische Originaltext heranzuziehen. Da der deutschsprachige Artikel der Welt am Sonntag nicht frei zugänglich ist, beziehen sich im Folgenden alle Verweise und Aussagen auf die frei zugängliche englische Version des Textes von Seymour Hersh. Zitate werden in deutscher Übersetzung frei wiedergegeben, für die Originaltexte…

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