The Syrian regime has completely taken control of Aleppo, the second largest city in the country, which was his biggest victory over the rebels since 2011. The Syrian army announced this news on Thursday, the results of operations for the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians and rebels in the territory of the rebels from the city.
“The high command of the armed forces announces the restoration of security to Aleppo after its liberation from terrorism and terrorists and those ( … ) who stayed there, the General said in the broadcast on Syrian TV. — This victory is a strategic turning point (…) in the war on terrorism.”
For an armed uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, losing Aleppo was a terrible defeat. “The revolution is a period of retreat and difficult time. Aleppo is now in the occupation of Russia and Iran,” — said the representative of an influential Islamist militant group “Ahrar al-sham” (banned in Russia — approx.ed.) Ahmad Ali korra, mentioning the two strongest allies of the regime, without which victory would be impossible.
The last few months, the Syrian army carried out with the support of the Russian aviation a number of operations to liberate the Eastern neighborhoods. The last of them (15 November) broke through the defense of the rebels, who were not able to do anything to stop ground and air fire power of Damascus and its foreign allies (Hezbollah, Iranian and Iraqi troops, Russia).
Immediately after news of thousands of people took to the streets in the Western neighborhoods of the city that kept the regime in 2012. “Our joy knows no bounds. Today life has returned to Aleppo!” — said the lawyer Omar Halley (Omar Halli), who is waiting for the “victory in the whole of Syria.” The crowd had seen portraits of the Syrian President, and Syrian and Russian flags. The streets were occupied columns of cars, and the drivers expressed honks elation.