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November 28, 2018

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Open Source Survey of the Alleged November 24 2018 Chemical Attack in Aleppo

Introduction On the evening of November 24 of this year, a large number of people were admitted to hospitals in Aleppo complaining of difficulty breathing. Initial reports, such as this archived article from Sputnik, stated that there had been multiple fatalities. However, these reports were then revised, detailing only injuries as a result of the…

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October 22, 2016

By Christiaan Triebert

The Exit Corridor Shelling in West Aleppo: An Open Source Analysis

On October 20, 2016, it was reported that an exit corridor set up by the Syrian government in West Aleppo had come under mortar fire. Exit corridors were set up in Aleppo during a unilateral truce by the Syrian government and the Russian Federation to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Conflicting claims have arisen related to the attack. For that reason, we aim to collect, geolocate and analyse all related (visual) footage of the incident to examine what we can and cannot know about the exit corridor shelling when using open source information.

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