Civil war really HAS brought darkness to Syria: Satellite images reveal 83% of the country's lights have gone out due to destruction, power shortages and people fleeing their homes

March 12, 2015 12:55 PM

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Revealing satellite images show how Syria has been flooded with darkness since the beginning of the civil war with 83 per cent of the country's lights being extinguished since 2011.

But in a photo taken this month, major cities including the country's capital Damascus, have all but disappeared from sight as a result of destruction, power shortages and people fleeing their homes.

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