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A 360, 4K resolution video posted on YouTube Monday gives a scary, vivid experience of what it’s like to be in a ravaged war zone in Syria

Le Parisien reports (link in French) that the video was shot by Syria’s Smart News Agency between May and July in the city of Jisr al-Shughour, near the Turkish border

A reporter captured the footage by carrying a 6-camera rig on his head, and the result is a chilling view of a ravaged, desolate city with few sounds except for bombs and gunshots echoing in the distance Read more…

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360-degree video virtually brings you to war torn Syria