Satellite images of Syria show widespread damage to mosques, old ruins and other cultural sites, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Battle-ravaged Aleppo, where settlements have been in place for more than 7,000 years, has been exposed to major damage. Click and drag the middle slider to compare before and after images.

Images copyright US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, NextView License (DigitalGlobe).

Satellite Imagery Analysis by UNITAR-UNOSAT.