Guerra a la Mentira

The project

The Guta carnage

More than 1,400 people were killed and 3,000 were injured in an attack performed with chemical weapons, on 21 August 2013, in the Guta neighbourhood, to the south of Damasco. Revealing who was responsible for this crime against humanity has, to date, been one of the most important works of Eliot Higgins.

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War crimes in Maiduguri (Nigeria)

The conflict between the Nigerian army and the terrorist group Boko Haram to gain control of the city of Maiduguri led to the killing in cold blood of hundreds of innocent people. Specifically, 640 escaped prisoners, who were captured unarmed, were extra-officially executed by the army. Amnesty International worked with anonymous videos recorded in the place of the events in order to show the facts.

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Yemen, a forgotten population at war

Despite the similarities with what is going on in Syria, the war in Yemen does not take up so much time in the news. The conflict began in this, the poorest Arab country, in 2014. Various national and international factions are involved, which clash with the civilian population in a situation of extreme need.

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Saydnaya, inside the Syrian torture jail

Saydnaya prison in Syria is hell on earth. Survivors tell stories of torture, inhumane conditions and death. Forensic Architecture, in collaboration with Amnesty International, carried out a virtual re-creation of the prison, based on the testimonies of 65 survivors.

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Rafah: Black Friday

On 01 August 2014, during a ceasefire, Israel indiscriminately bombarded Rafah, a town to the south of the Gaza Strip. A cell of the armed wing of Hamas had laid an ambush for Israeli soldiers seeking to neutralise a tunnel connected to Israeli territory. In the Palestine attack, two soldiers died, while their leader, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin disappeared without knowing whether he was dead or alive. Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture drafted a report in which they accused Israel of war crimes.

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