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Syria destruction: before and after photos

Entire neighbourhoods 'demolished' by bulldozers and explosions, human rights group says in new report

Last Updated: Jan. 30, 2014

Syrian authorities have "demolished" thousands of residential buildings using explosives and bulldozers, a human rights group says. Human Rights Watch released photos of the devastation in its new Razed to the Ground report.

The photos below show the destruction of entire neighbourhoods in the cities of Hama and Damascus, according to the report. Move the arrows side to side in the photos below to see more.



Imagery sources: EUSI, USG and Astrium; Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2014 and CNES 2014.