Winter is coming and you are invited to visit Syria. That seems to be the latest message from the Syrian Ministry of Tourism in a "Game of Thrones" inspired video.
The video was released last week by the Syrian Ministry of Tourism on their Facebook page that seems to be in on the social media site since the start of the year but has yet to be verified by Facebook.
The one-minute long video footage starts with a Syrian flag billowing in the wind and takes you through the lush green sites, panoramic architecture and swimming pools across the Aleppo region in Syria with the theme tune of HBO's "Game of Thrones" – a dark fantasy drama about death, destruction, war and betrayal in order to conquer a throne.
A spokesperson from HBO told CNBC that "no permission was given or requested" for the use of the theme tune.
The video is apparently aimed at attracting tourists to the Aleppo region of Syria – a region that is currently struggling to cope with the short-lived ceasefire between the government and rebel forces who want Assad removed from power. The UN says the attacks on Aleppo have left nearly two million people without water and some 275,000 people are believed to be trapped in the rebel-held eastern area of the city alone.