News Brief 9/18/2013, Tishrei 14, 5774
Syria in Ruins: Video Shows Effects of War
The civil war that has been ravaging Syria since March of 2011 has cost more than 110,000 lives thus far. Hundreds of thousands of people have been injured and more than two million people have been displaced inside Syria, or are refugees in Turkey and Jordan.
The results of war are easily visible in Syria's large cities, including the capital, Damascus. A video shot from a moving car documented the huge extent of devastation along the highway in Damascus's eastern suburbs.