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Syria’s Tourism Ministry Put Out Video Featuring the Game of Thrones Theme Song

You may have heard recently about the ongoing near-daily horrors in Syria. Just today a hospital was blown up by reported bunker-buster missiles. Which is why it seems like an odd decision for the regime of Bashar al-Assad to try and make a Game of Thrones-themed tourism video.

Yes, because what better way to get across the touristic appeal of your war-torn nation than reminding people of a show wherein the central storylines feature murder and betrayal in the name of ultimate rule and power.

The video ends with the phrase “Aleppo: Will of Life.”

Again, just as a reminder, there is a frightening amount of human suffering happening in Aleppo. A U.N. official released a statement yesterday calling it a “living hell.”

You can watch the strange tourism video above.

[h/t Slate]
[image via screengrab]

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