Looking like Assad’s forces are going to grab hold of Aleppo

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

The Times reports that the ravaged city of Aleppo will almost certainly become a stronghold of the government.

President Assad hailed the victory. “Aleppo will completely change the course of the battle in all of Syria,” he told the Syrian newspaper al-Watan yesterday. “It won’t mean the end of the war in Syria, but it will be a huge step towards this end.”

Activists in their shrinking enclave in the east of the city told of the young, sick and elderly residents caught in the crossfire of the battle’s last days.

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