Syria

Liberation of Aleppo

Print edition : January 20, 2017

Aleppo city on December 3, with the Aleppo citadel and smoke rising after an air strike in the background. Photo: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

People evacuated from Eastern Aleppo reach out for food in the government-controlled Jibreen area of the city. Photo: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Syrian troops in the Ansari neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo on December 23. Photo: SANA/AP

The defeat of the rebel forces in eastern Aleppo seems to have tipped the scales in favour of the Syrian government, though it does not mean the end of the ongoing civil war.
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