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A Bird's-Eye View Of Syria's Devastation

Crystal-clear drone footage claims to show the scale of devastation in one of the neighborhoods in Damascus, Syria.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | October 21, 2015

It looks like a video game. It sounds like a music video. But this drone footage claims to show the scale of the devastation in Jobar. 

Jobar is a suburb of Damascus, Syria, where daily bombings and street fighting have gutted the city. (Video via RussiaWorks

According to Syria Deeply, most of the community's residents have fled.

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The video you see here was produced by a drone company linked to the Kremlin. Conflict experts say it's legit, albeit it has some major post-production help.

The Russian media is in full propaganda mode. (Video via Russia 24

Russia claims to be primarily targeting ISIS, not the Western-backed rebels — despite evidence to the contrary. (Video via Russian Ministry of Defense

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