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The images in the video aren’t an ominous movie clip of an incoming UFO. You're looking at the city of Aleppo in Syria. Watch what happens as you drag the bar to the right. These extraordinary before and after satellite images released by Amnesty International last week show changes to the city in just 12 months.
One thousand roadblocks are scattered throughout and the extent of the devastation is truly vast. After 12 months of bombardments, hundreds of homes and businesses are reduced to smoldering rubble.
These pictures illustrate not only death and destruction, but the loss of cultural treasures as well. You can see the minaret of the Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo, which dates back to 1090 A.D. It was completely destroyed in April. The economy is collapsing too, of course. The only construction that is taking place – makeshift camps for internationally displaced people along the Turkish border.