Battle for Aleppo is over as rebels withdraw

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As soon as the Russians openly joined the battle for Syria, the Free Syrian Rebels were doomed to fail. No strategy, weapons, intelligence or airpower,  game over for now.

Source: Independent

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly ended after rebels withdrew from six remaining districts in the opposition-held east of the city.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said: “It is just a matter of a small period of time until it’s a total collapse.”

The Syrian military claimed to have taken control of 98 per cent of rebel-held east Aleppo early on Monday morning after seizing the large industrial district of Sheikh Saeed.

“They [the rebels] don’t have much time. They either have to surrender or die,” Lieutenant General Zaid al-Saleh, head of the government’s Aleppo security committee, told reporters, adding that he expected the battle to end quickly.


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