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Posts Tagged: Aleppo

December 19, 2016

By Christiaan Triebert

The CL2 Before the Storm — Alleged Chemical Attacks in Aleppo in the Last Months of 2016

Warning: this report contains sensitive images. This article was written collaboratively with Bellingcat contributor Hady Al-Khatib, with additional contributions from Eliot Higgins. Before the Syrian city of Aleppo was almost fully recaptured by Syrian government troops and aligned forces, the opposition-held part of the city witnessed one of the highest number of alleged chemical weapon…

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December 14, 2016

By Nick Waters

Finding Bana – Proving the Existence of a 7-Year-Old Girl in Eastern Aleppo

This article was written collaboratively with Bellingcat contributor Timmi Allen. Bana Alabed is a 7 year-old girl who lives in East Aleppo. Through her broken English and simple messages alternating between fear and hope, she has become a representation of the suffering that children face every day within Syria. She is also a star on Twitter….

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November 9, 2016

By Eliot Higgins

Fact-Checking Russia’s Claim that It Didn’t Bomb Another Hospital in Syria

In late September and early October 2016 reports of Russian and Syrian airstrikes hitting Al-Sakhour hospital, also known at the M10 hospital, in eastern Aleppo [map link] began appearing online. This included reports from local news agencies posted on social media, reports from the Syrian American Medical Society, and videos showing what was claimed to…

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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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