Image extracted from one of the analyzed videos, showing what appears to be a member of the Nigerian military. The uniform has the words "Borno State Operation Flush" emblazoned. Note: parts of this picture have been blurred due to its graphic nature.

Nigeria: Gruesome footage implicates military in war crimes

Featured picture: Image extracted from one of the analyzed videos, showing what appears to be a member of the Nigerian military. The uniform has the words “Borno State Operation Flush” emblazoned. Note: parts of this picture have been blurred due to its graphic nature.

Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies.

The footage, obtained from numerous sources during a recent trip to Borno state, reveals graphic evidence of multiple war crimes being carried out in Nigeria.
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How To: Perform A Reverse Image Search

A “reverse image search” allows you to search the internet for previous versions of the same picture. This is crucial for determining if an old image is being “recycled” as new. Especially during emergencies, old pictures are often posted online, and go viral due to uncritical re-sharing through social networks (this happens regularly both during complex emergencies and natural disasters).

Further, a reverse image search can also allow you to track down the original uploader of an image.

Tip: A reverse image search can also be highly useful to track down previous versions of YouTube videos! In this case, perform a reverse image search with the thumbnails that are created by YouTube when uploading a video (all three thumbnails created by YouTube can be extracted through the YouTube Data Viewer).

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How To: Extract Audio Only From A YouTube Video

In case you’d like to do an analysis of the audio of a video, there’s a very easy way to extract the audio, using the handy 4K Video Downloader software.

Step 1: Install 4K Video Downloader

Step 2: Copy the video link 

 Step 3: Open 4K Video Downloader on your computer and click “Paste URL”

Copy the YouTube video link before hitting the "Paste URL" button.
Copy the YouTube video link before hitting the “Paste URL” button.

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