Eighty percent of all Syria's lights have gone out due to war

March 12, 2015 02:15

BEIRUT - Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict four years ago, a research report based on satellite images said on Thursday.

A coalition of 130 humanitarian and human rights organizations, calling themselves WithSyria, in coordination with scientists based at Wuhan University in China, found that the worst hit area was Aleppo province.

Much of Aleppo city has been destroyed by Syrian air force helicopters dropping barrel bombs, crudely-made explosives that can flatten whole neighborhoods. The research showed a 97 percent decline in light in Aleppo province.

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