WORLD WAR 2-DESTRUCTION-OF-DRESDEN-GERMANY – February 13-14-15 1945

The inner city of Dresden (bombing of Dresden) was largely destroyed by 722 RAF and 527 USAAF bombers that dropped 2431 tons of high explosive bombs, and 1475.9 tons of incendiaries.

THE PHOTO ON THE LEFT IS DRESDEN-GERMANY AFTER WORLD WAR 2 AND THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT IS THE CITY OF ALEPPO-SYRIA – SIMILARITIES ARE STARTING TO APPEAR


SYRIA-WAR-The new report from the Syrian Center for Policy Research said that at least 470,000 Syrians had died as a result of the war, almost twice the 250,000 counted a year and a half ago by the United Nations until it stopped counting because of a lack of confidence in the data (that was early in 2014).

In all, 12 percent of Syria’s population has been wounded or killed since 2011, according to the SCPR analysis. The vast majority of deaths — 400,000 — were caused by violence, while 70,000 came as an indirect result of the war — the collapse of the country’s health-care infrastructure, lack of access to medicine, poor sanitation, the spread of communicable diseases, falling vaccination rates, food scarcity and malnutrition. Another 1.88 million Syrians have been injured.

The SCPR also looked at the economic and social impact of the war, placing Syria’s total economic loss by the end of 2015 at an estimated $254.7 billion. More than 85 percent of the country is living in poverty, with close to 7 in 10 Syrians stuck in extreme poverty — unable to afford essentials like food or water. At the start of the war in 2011, joblessness stood at 14.9 percent. By the end of last year, it surged to 52.9 percent.

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