Startling drone footage reveals the scale of destruction in Syria after nearly five years of conflict.
Huffington Post reports:
RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev and his crew flew a drone through Hom’s abandoned streets and over its buildings, revealing haunting aerial views of a lifeless city of rubble.
Syria’s third largest city, Homs was once a thriving industrial centre.
RT YouTube video:
In 2011 it become known as the “capital of the revolution” against the Assad regime and consequently the scene of some of the heaviest battles of the Syrian civil war.
Under a UN-negotiated deal, the last remaining anti-government forces left Homs in December.
The footage comes a month after similar drone-captured scenes were taken by the RT network over Jobar on the outskirts of Damascus.
Ruptly TV YouTube video:
More than 4.5 million people have fled Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011.
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