Wednesday 17 January 2018

WATCH: Drone footage reveals the true scale of destruction in Syria from above

The sheer scale of destruction can be clearly seen
Credit:YouTube/Russiaworks.eu
The sheer scale of destruction can be clearly seen Credit:YouTube/Russiaworks.eu

Sarah-Jane Murphy

A graphic drone video of a derelict Syrian neighbourhood has emerged, showing unique images of a landscape ravaged by civil war .

It shows the havoc inflicted on the district of Jobar, with few of its buildings remaining intact.

 

Jobarb is a suburb lying to the east of Damascus, and has been occupied by rebels for several years.

The video, which has been viewed 133,000 times, depicts a ghost-like town containing the rubble of apartment blocks and houses, most containing huge craters.

Several structures have had their top floors blown away by bomb blasts.

A plume of black smoke fills the screen, as relentless air strikes are carried out by what appear to be Syrian warplanes.

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Tanks can be seen conducting non-stop shelling on a residential street.

Syrian troops have been battling rebels since 2013.

The drone recording was carried out by war correspondent Yevgeny Poddubny.

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