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September 21, 2016

By Nick Waters

Analysis of Syrian Red Crescent Aid Convoy Attack

This article was written collaboratively with Bellingcat contributor Hady Al-Khatib At 1930 Syrian time on 19 September, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy was attacked. Around 20 civilians were killed, including Omar Barakat, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s director in Urum al-Kubra. Eighteen trucks containing aid were destroyed. The Syrian Red Crescent called it a “flagrant violation of…

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September 13, 2016

By Syrian Archive

Dataset of Verified Videos About Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria

Since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2118 three years ago, outlining the framework for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria, and despite the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) working to destroy chemical weapons owned by the Syrian government, chemical weapons continue to be used against civilians by government forces and…

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August 13, 2016

By Cody Roche

Syrian Opposition Factions in the Syrian Civil War

The following collaboratively written article is the result of months of research in a joint project by Ryan O’Farrell and Cody Roche. Please save or open images in a new tab to see full details. Methodology We have divided the known active Syrian Opposition and associated factions into seven categories: Free Syrian Army The Southern Front…

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June 9, 2016

By Eric Woods

Proliferation of MANPADS in Syria – Relevant Actors and Applicable Treaties for Policymakers

What are MANPADS? What is their relevance to the war in Syria? MANPADS (man portable air defense systems) are heat seeking shoulder fired missile platforms designed to destroy aircraft flying at anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 feet.* These systems have proliferated across Syria due to a combination of seizures from government stockpiles and supply from…

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