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July 17, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

August 21st – The Rebels Did It!

In the weeks and months after the August 21st Sarin attacks in Damascus there have been many theories about oppostion responsibility for the attacks from diverse sources including the conspiracy theorists, a nun, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.  Some of these theories have been repeated by the Syrian government’s allies, in particular Russia, even though key…

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July 15, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Geolocation Techniques – Mapping Landmarks

While frequently you may find yourself trying to find the location on one video, sometimes you may be faced with the opposite, finding the location of multiple videos. In this article I’ll explain one technique that can be used to make the task of finding the locations of multiple videos from one geographical area a…

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July 15, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Volcanoes in Damascus

In the aftermath of the August 21st Sarin attack in Damascus, videos and photographs of the remains of an unusual type of munition were posted online from various impact locations in Eastern Ghouta.  These munitions were largely unknown at the time, but since August 21st an ever increasing amount of information have been gathered about…

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July 15, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Identifying Government Positions During The August 21st Sarin Attacks

In the months preceding the August 21st Sarin attack the Syrian military began Operation Al-Qaboun in a region between Jobar and Qaboun, close to the areas attacked in Eastern Ghouta on August 21st. This region has been contested for several months, with government forces controlling bases and checkpoints in the area, but with the opposition controlling much of the area, and Qaboun and Jobar to the north and south.

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July 13, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

A “Poor Man’s” Volcano?

Among the weapons used in the Syrian conflict the Syrian military’s “Volcano” rocket has become one of the most notorious. Linked to chemical attacks, including the August 21st attacks in Damascus, and also coming in devastatingly powerful explosive variants, the Volcano rocket has become an increasingly visible weapon in the Syrian conflict.

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July 9, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

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Bellingcat is an independent international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open source and social media investigation to probe a variety of subjects – from Mexican drug lords and crimes against humanity, to tracking the use of chemical weapons and conflicts worldwide. With staff and contributors in more than 20 countries around the…

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