April 6, 2016
Speaking of airstrikes in Syria (aren’t we always?), the folks at the Atlantic Council just released a mega-report on the Russian air force’s help to Assad’s beleaguered army. “We have used the power of digital forensics to expose the details of Russia’s aerial and ground attacks in Syria using information entirely from open sources, available to be viewed and verified by anyone,” they write.
A brief summary of their findings: “Russia launched air strikes on hospitals, water treatment plants, and mosques. Russia used cluster bombs. Russia almost exclusively targeted non-ISIStargets. These are the truths that Russia will not admit, and the truths that must be understood when negotiating with Russia as a potential partner.” Full report, here.