Pulitzer Prize winning photographs — and the on again, off again Internet — have given us a few peeks into the turmoil of the bloody conflict in Syria. But new satellite photos released by Amnesty International visualise the literal destruction.
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, traces its roots back as far as 5000 BC. But in the past year, pro-government forces have targeted the city with repeated ballistic missile strikes that are ravaging the city’s infrastructure, and have — to date — displaced about half its population. That sounds bad, but the images really drive home in harrowing detail exactly how bad it really is. The shots highlight three different neighborhoods, each with its own bullseye of rubble.
It just goes to show that no matter how many times you try to shut off the Internet, you can’t hide this kind of wanton destruction forever. [Amnesty International]