Apocalypse Damascus: Bombed-out houses and rubble for as far as the eye can see… this shattered landscape is all that remains of one suburb in Syria’s capital

With rows of crumbling buildings stretching to the horizon and not a soul in sight, these apocalyptic scenes reveal the shocking legacy of the Syrian war.
Once home to spectacular ancient landmarks and a bustling population, the Damascus neighbourhood of Jobar now lies in ruins.
As this dramatic drone footage shows, all that remains are bombed-out homes, decaying concrete and deserted streets as far as the eye can see.

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Destruction, destruction, destruction: Bombed-out houses stretch to the horizon in a district of Damascus destroyed by the civil war

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Syria and Damascus

“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinousStrongs 4654: mappalah, map-paw-law´; or mappelah, map-pay-law´; from 5307; something fallen, i.e. a ruin:—ruin( ous). heap.”
Isaiah 17:1

Lebanon

“Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.”
Zechariah 11:1

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Once home to spectacular ancient landmarks and a bustling population, the Damascus neighbourhood of Jobar now lies in ruins

The suburb has been the focus of heavy aerial bombardments and intense fighting between the Syrian army and rebels groups for more than two years.
Forces loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have made several attempts to retake Jobar, the latest coming in October.
But rebel groups have maintained the upper hand thanks to a vast network of underground tunnels which they use to hide and move around.

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As this drone footage shows, all that remains are bombed-out homes, decaying concrete and deserted streets as far as the eye can see

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The suburb has been the focus of bombardments and intense fighting between the Syrian army rebels groups and for more than two years

The area is strategically important because it is located next to the Abbasid Square roundabout which leads to the centre of the Syrian capital, it was reported by RT which obtained the aerial video footage.
Before the civil war broke out in 2011, the neighbourhood was home to 300,000 resident and boasted several ancient landmarks including the Jobar Jewish synagogue.
It also housed the Grand Jobar Mosque, the tomb of the Prophet Elijah and ancient baths built during Ottoman era.

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Gutted: Forces loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have made several attempts to retake Jobar, the latest coming in October

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Rebel groups have maintained the upper hand thanks to a vast network of underground tunnels which they use to hide and move around

  1. marlene, 28 December, 2015

    I look forward to the day Damascus is wiped off the face of the Earth, just like Sodom & Gomorrah.

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