This is what Syrian neighborhoods look like after 4 years of war

Desolate, destroyed, and nearly lifeless.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Feb 23, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:32 am CDT

The Syrian Civil War has decimated the country for four years now and few areas have been as hard hit as the country’s capital, Damascus.

Jobar, a municipality on the city’s outskirts, has been hit particularly hard for years including 2013 chemical weapon attacks that happened so often as to be described as “a strange kind of routine” by Le Monde.

New video out of Jobar shows the current state of the neighborhood in the wake of continued attacks from the Assad regime: Desolate, destroyed, and nearly lifeless.

Screengrab via SMO Syria/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2015, 10:54 pm CST