Saturday, August 23, 2014

Desolation Row: Scenes from the Syrian Civil War

by Nomad

Scenes of destruction in Syria demonstrates what national suicide looks like.

Here are some images of the devastation in the three-year Syria Civil War. In addition to this appalling destruction and the deaths of over 191,000, it has sparked one of the biggest refugee crises since WWII.
The UN has recently released a report on the Syrian Civil War. The number of dead had to be revised from an earlier UN figure. Navi Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official told the press:
Tragically it is probably an underestimate of the real total number of people killed during the first three years of this murderous conflict."

Men carry the bodies of children following a barrel bomb explosion reportedly set off by Syrian government forces in Aleppo on April 27.  (Zein Al-Rifai - AFP/Getty Images)