Open Syria: The Tabqa airbase massacre

December 7, 2014

On August 27, the Islamic State executed an estimated 160 Syrian army soldiers captured at Tabqa military airbase and surrounding desert settlements. In this investigation, Open Syria founder Joseph Adams geo-located the capture, march, transport and execution of these soldiers. Adams sits down with Syria Direct editor Kristen Gillespie to talk about how he found the site where the soldiers were killed, and what it was like spending weeks watching Islamic State videos to get there. 

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Joseph Adams

Joseph was a 2013-2014 Boren Fellow in Arabic based in Amman, Jordan and is the founder of Open Syria. He holds BA and MS degrees in political science from UCLA and MIT, and is an MA degree candidate in Arabic at Middlebury College.

Syria Direct Staff

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