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May 11, 2017

By Pieter Van Ostaeyen

Belgian Fighters in Syria and Iraq – A Closer Look at the Converts

Since the latest update in December of last year, 28 individuals were added to our database of Belgian fighters in the current Syrian-Iraqi conflict. That brings our estimate to 591 people, including relatives who did not leave to fight themselves. 40 of these Belgian foreign fighters are converts to Islam, with a remarkably high share of autochthonous women.

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May 5, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

Crowdsourced Geolocation and Analysis of Coalition Airstrike Videos from Syria and Iraq

A version of this article was also published on Airwars. The international Coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) has published dozens of videos purportedly showing airstrikes against targets of the group in Syria and Iraq through the video-sharing social medium YouTube. Bellingcat has crowdsourced the geolocation of these videos, and this article serves as an…

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April 29, 2017

By Cody Roche

Factions Fighting in the Syrian Civil War

Please save or open images in a new tab to see full details. Much has changed in the Syrian Opposition and pro-Assad government militia landscapes since articles I co-wrote were published discussing the groups active on both sides, in August 2016 and November 2016 respectively. Here I shall give an outline of updates for each…

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April 28, 2017

By Eliot Higgins

Professor Theodore A. Postol of MIT vs. The Concept of Time

Since the April 4th 2017 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun a number of individuals and organisations have attempted to promote narratives that promote the idea that the attack was a false flag. One prominent voice stands out among these individuals and organisations, that of Professor Theodore A. Postol of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Postol was…

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April 18, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

The Al-Jinah Mosque Complex Bombing — New Information and Timeline

Bellingcat exchanged information with Forensic Architecture and Human Rights Watch. Both of which carried out separate investigations into the attack. All multimedia information has been archived by the Syrian Archive. On March 16, 2017, around 18:55 local time, a United States (US) airstrike targeted the Sayidina Omar ibn al-Khattab mosque, where reportedly almost 300 people…

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April 10, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

The Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack — Who Bombed What and When?

Last week, we published a survey of open source evidence concerning the alleged chemical attack at Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib province. This article builds upon the information presented in that article by comparing the claims made by a variety of actors and sources, including the Pentagon, the Syrian Foreign Ministry, and aircraft spotters on the…

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