Khan Sheikhoun Crater

Khan Sheikhoun Crater

What can a crater tell us about the weapon that caused it?

On April 4, 2017, a chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria was allegedly carried out by pro-government forces.

A crater at the scene of the attack was suspected to be that of a chemical bomb.

Weapons experts require crater dimensions in order to analyse the type of bomb used.

From footage taken on the ground by civilians and journalists, we used photogrammetry techniques to create a 3D model from which we were able to take the required dimensions.

Forensic Architecture team

  • Eyal Weizman (Principal Investigator)
  • Ariel Caine
  • Nicholas Masterton

Collaborating Organizations

  • Human Rights Watch

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