first published on March 27, 2016 by Josh
A drone records the moment a Syrian Army outpost is overran by jihadists in the Hama province of Syria. The combat looks eerily like a video game.
War is a far cry from a video game, but when it’s recorded on a drone a couple hundred feet above the action, the entire scene looks a cut from Command and Conquer. This is a technique that jihadists have been using to both beautify, and glorify combat to potential recruits. Footage like this makes war look like a video game, as opposed to the bloody, terrifying mess that it actually is.
The footage below comes out of the northern Hama province in Syria. It shows the moment a Syrian Arab Army position is overrun by a jihadist faction in the area. The position looks well fortified, but armor starts pushing the berm, and the base collapses immediately.