Brazil : Civilian deaths increase as urban warfare continues

Rio de Janeiro is experiencing its worst wave of violence in a decade.

    Rio de Janeiro is experiencing its worst wave of violence in a decade.

    Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to the Brazilian city to fight its powerful drug gangs.

    It has resulted in an urban crime war with a fast-growing number of innocent victims.

    Al Jazeera’s Joao da Silva reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.