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Posts Tagged: August 21st

January 1, 2015

By Eliot Higgins

Updated Google Earth Imagery from August 24th 2013 Reveals More Details About The August 21st Sarin Attack

Since the Sarin attacks in Damascus on August 21st 2013 I’ve spent a lot of time examining various aspects of the attack, from the munitions used to various claims and counter-claims about who was responsible for the attack. One point of debate has been the range of the Volcano rockets used to deliver Sarin in the…

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August 20, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Attempts to Blame the Syrian Opposition for the August 21st Sarin Attacks Continue One Year On

Over the last year numerous attempts have been made to place the blame for the August 21st Sarin attacks in Damascus on opposition groups, in an attempt to deflect criticism away from the Syrian government. These attempts have come from various sources, but thanks to open source information it’s been possible to debunk these claims…

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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

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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