The Fall Of Aleppo: A Campaign Summary

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On December 14, 2016, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani sent his congratulations to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad on the successful campaign to expel the foreign-backed rebels from city of Aleppo.  Russia, which had provided critical military support for the campaign, also declared that all fighting in Aleppo had ceased with the government’s total victory.  The retaking of the city was the culmination of years of military effort by the government in Damascus, and most likely signifies the “high-water mark” of the Syrian insurgency.

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