Forensic Architecture – Russia in Syria

Jonathan Marcus regarding the increasing role of Russia in Syria conflict and use of “open source intelligence” to identify markers.

Concrete is one of the more prosaic elements of military power but if you want to send aircraft to a location in large numbers and quickly, what you need is a surface on which they can be turned round, refuelled and sent on their way…Most bizarre of all in terms of operational security, ‘selfie‘ photos taken by Russian service personnel in Syria betray not just their presence but give some indication of the units from which they are drawn.

Via BBC News


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