Verifying War Crimes Using Earth Observation Imagery

While having a robust and open media network is an important step for developing nations, satellites can also be used to monitor regions in political turmoil where free media is suppressed. During clashes between Syrian government forces and rebels, Amnesty International commissioned DigitalGlobe to provide satellite imagery of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, to document artillery shelling and attacks on noncombatants.

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