Air Strike Atimah

Air Strike Atimah

Syria/Turkey border, 8 March 2015

The case uses clips found in social media websites online to investigate three air strikes on 8 March 2015, near the town of Atimah in Syria and the displaced persons camp of the same name, both abutting the Northern border to Turkey. Shortly after the strikes, several people recorded the incident and upload their videos and images online, both on Youtube and Twitter. The case was reported by Airwars who provided Forensic Architecture with the primary analysis and narrative.  The Forensic Architecture team identified the location of the strikes close to homes and a public building, and only 900m from the edge of the camp where more than 30,000 people are sheltered. No nation has so far claimed responsibility for this attack, though the target seems to be al Qaeda militants operating in the area. The strike reportedly killed six civilians

Forensic Architecture team

  • Eyal Weizman (Principal Investigator)
  • Christina Varvia (Video Editing, Spatial Analysis)
  • Chris Woods (Voiceover)

Collaborating Organizations

  • Airwars (Primary Research & Analysis)

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