Christiaan Triebert+ Your Authors @trbrtc Visual Investigations @nytimes. Previously @bellingcat. Monitoring things, mostly niche. Retired hitchhiker. @quiztime. Usual caveats. Feb. 10, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Here's a thread to collect some (niche) details on the ongoing military offensive in northwestern Syria, which has already left 689,000 civilians displaced, according to the United Nations.

New visuals are believed to show the aftermath of a Feb. 3 Syrian (air/artillery) strike on a Turkish Armed Forces (#TAF) convoy on the M4 Highway between Nayrab and Saraqib:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/35%C2%B052'05.4%22N+36%C2%B045'09.3%22E/@35.8681681,36.7520448,200m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d35.8681669!4d36.7525917 . At least on M60 tank destroyed. HT @QalaatAlMudiq @ryanmofarrell @CalibreObscura

Satellite imagery, courtesy of @sentinel_hub, shows the massive influx of IDPs near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey.

Aerial footage of suspected Russian Air Force (#RuAF/#VSK) strikes are regularly published by @annanews_info. @john_marquee is collecting geolocations in this thread, feel free to contribute.

Geolocation these airstrike videos is a worthwhile effort, especially when the strikes can be matched up with details on the ground → @VeSyriaE's reporting suggests that one of such strikes targeted a vehicle carrying IDPs back in Dec. 2019.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiY30NRp9Vg& 

The Syrian Electronic Army has released an aerial video, which appears to have been filmed moments after a Turkish military convoy was targeted by suspected Syrian strikes on Feb. 3. Same location as photos taken from the ground: . HT @evanchill @anasanas84


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