The Syrian Army liberated the city of Aleppo. (Unofficial reports appeared on December 12, 2016. The Syrian Defense Ministry will likely announce this on December 13, 2016)
Hezbollah, Liwa al-Quds, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba the SSNP’s military wing and other pro-government units had played an important role in assisting the Syrian army in this. Without their help the army wouldn’t be able to achieve this success. The Russian Special Forces on the ground in Aleppo were also important but classified part of the operation.
During December 12, the army and its allies made a series of successful advances inside Aleppo, retaking a few of militant-held neighborhoods. Last night, pro-government forces launched a final storm of remaining militant positions in the southeastern part of the city.
This was the last blow that pushed Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab militant coalitions to agree to withdraw from the remaining “opposition-held” areas. According to the agreement, all militants will be allowed to move from the eastern Aleppo pocket to the ‘Anadan plains near Mount Simeon or to surrender to governmet forces and to be pardoned (if they are not involved in crimes against the local population).
Despite the agreement put in place, some militant units are still remaining in the city. But they are not able to show a real resistance to the army. The battle for Aleppo turned into an operation to secure the city.
Fighting in Aleppo broke out on July 19, 2012 and lasted more than four years. Many experts say that the liberation of Aleppo is the biggest victory of the government in the Syrian war. Nonetheless, the war is far from the end.
People are celebrating the victory:
#Aleppo now victory #celebrations @RT_com pic.twitter.com/t2SSSlAGuU
— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) December 12, 2016
??✌️Joy and excitement of the people in Aleppo tonight as they celebrate the Syrian Army victory after 4 long years of battle pic.twitter.com/6hidFTlaYl — M Green (@MmaGreen) December 12, 2016
Surrendered militants and Syrian army troops:
This is the biggest Battlet in Syria, and after four years of destruction and nearly 3 million refugees fleeing the aleppo area , this victory ends the grand Obama- Saudi regime change dreams. All deaths were for nothing.
But there was a mistake when it was allowed (lack of recognition, attack to ISIS, spying ISIS) ISIS to re-take Palmyra, and this is too bad.
I think someone try to split SAA attention in aleppo with capturing palmyra… the best is civilian and army already moving out from the city, maybe they will prepare counter attack after alepo clear…
Well done and congratulations to the Syrian government for defeating terrorists.
Once FSA defeated what will do assad with rojava and kurdish government in northern syria? I think it will lead into a crisis.
the kurds are losers against the rest of population. rojava is shit. in this territory the kurds form only 40% of population.
Kurd are gaining territory since the beginning of the war. They are growing and going to be a threat to turkey, infact turkey strikes them hard forcing to fee in the west of euphrate. You are wrong.
Assad will agree with Turkey and push them to Iraq. Easy.
Kurds are supported from USA, france and soma NATO countries. It is not easy at all
Turkey from the north, Syria from south. East will be either ISIS or Iran(through Iraqi shia forces that currently are there). NATO simply doesn’t have access.
Turkey is a NATO country
yes, and unlike other NATO countries is against Kurds. Or do you think they will fight Kurds and help NATO to supply them simultaneously?
I think kurdistan will be exploited by more fronts to gain control over syria. The US for example, they dont care about self proclamation people government by kurdish people. They’re exploiting in case of defeating of FSA. Is there any real supporter of kurdistan?
very true, even Iran might be interested to use them against Turkey. But i’m not sure if any will succeed, because there more countries that don’t want them. Specially the ones that they are located in (Iraq, Syria, Turkey).
Encourage the Kurds to form Kurdistan…..Inside Turkey’s borders!
After aleppo, I think palmayra will be the next target for air strike… ground force maybe will be split to the al bab or idlib… go SAA go…
The last two pictures shows so called refugee children. They can be sent to Sweden to get a swedish girl friend (with a cuckservitude) , free housing, free health care and pocket money from the welfare state.
U jealous of the Swedish girls?
No, I’m very tollerant and which them the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2Zf-m2GE
Good point, Hanna. It’s sick. It has to be eliminated. Enough!
Soon we will hear that ISIS will cut down the supply line to Aleppo and Rebel is going to take it back in blitz offensive. This is a never ending war and a practice ground for big powers to practice their weapons.
Congratulations to the SAA and all of it’s allies in this very important victory, and congratulations most of all, to the Syrian people who endured this long siege by Western sponsored terrorism.
Never again suspicious ceasefires.Politician shut up.Let the generals to finish the job.
What happened about the Westerns agents and advisors who trapped inside the pocket?Lavrov saved again them like in Donbass ?
Good question. Any information about that?
Still trapped according to Syrian Perspective
I see they are already up against a wall. now…
Well done lads ! Putin’s timing was perfect (remember last October when the jihadists attacked, I told you), syrian army’s and militias’ bravery great. Now, time to pulverize Idlib.
This isn’t over yet. Layramoun (north-western Aleppo) is still held by salafi jihadists, theyre not even encircled too! But since the inner Aleppo pocket cleared, there will probably be enough manpower ot liberate it.