New Drone Footage Shows the Utter Destruction of Homs, Syria

You have probably seen before and after images of Homs. The once vibrant Syrian city has been torn apart by five years of civil war, leaving little to identify places there were once filled with life. Recently drone footage of the city was uploaded to YouTube by Alexander Pushin, a filmmaker who operates the drone oriented company Russia Works.

This new video (one of Pushin’s many videos capturing the country’s devastated areas) shows Homs from low altitude, flying over and between the crumbling buildings that remain.

The video finds few people left in a city which once held nearly one million. Some children roam the streets, while a few cars navigate the piles of concrete rubble.

The Old Souk, Aleppo. Above in 2007 and below in 2013. Photographs: Corbis, Stanley Greene/Noor/Eyevine

The Old Souk, Aleppo. Above in 2007 and below in 2013. Photographs: Corbis, Stanley Greene/Noor/Eyevine

The same street in Homs, in 2011 (above) and 2014 (below)

The same street in Homs, in 2011 (above) and 2014 (below)

(via nytimes)

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