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The Battle for Syria – A 360° Virtual Reality Report

Imagine living a life where constant gunshot and bombs happen continuously all around you. You are completely absent of water supply and all public services, and continuous airstrikes happens on a daily basis. What used to be a prosperous and busy city is now a ghost town. What would you do? Escape? What if there’s no place to run?


In the spring of 2015, the rebels captured the city from the Syrian, and completely destroyed the entire city @1:34


Only 10 percent of the inhabitants have stayed, the rest have fled for the surrounding country side or near refugees in turkey. Growing up in America, in the city of Irvine where Palmer Lucky founded Oculus, one of the safest cities in the country, I can only attempt imagine what the Syrian refugees are going through.


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Experience Social Issue & Tragic Event In Immersive 360 Where Nothing Can Be Staged

Here we see footages filmed inside the world’s most dangerous war zone with the latest virtual reality technology, nothing could be possibly staged. Experience the tragedy as if you were there.

Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of immersive 360 degree videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

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From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:

Battle for Syria 360 video

Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.

For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.

The audience is immersed in the chaos from which so many Syrian refugees have fled, some made it across the ocean, some didn’t. You are now the eyewitness of this global tragedy through immersive journalism in 360 video footage.


Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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