Footage from the Battle of Khan Tuman recorded by a commercial drone in Syria captures some of the bloodiest fighting of the Syrian Civil War.
Looking at it from this perspective, you probably wouldn't think this is one of the bloodiest days of the Syrian Civil War. For the average viewer, this probably just looks like another day in a combat zone where there's a real war happening. Let me break it down a bit further with some better context though, for those who aren't at all familiar with the situation.
This footage was recorded during the Battle Khan Tuman. Khan Tuman is a small village on the outskirts of Aleppo that was originally held by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from Iran. At this point in the conflict, Iran was still stating that they had no active troops on the deck in Syria. When the battle started, fighters from several Islamic extremist groups easily gained the upper-hand in the fighting.
In a single day, 80 pro-government combatants were killed, including members of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Division, Lebanese Hezbollah, and the IRGC. This forced the Iranians, for the first time, to acknowledge that there troops were on the ground in Syria as the extremist groups recorded the fighting using GoPros and commercial drones, like the one recording the footage you just watched above.