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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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