Analysis of territorial data reveals how Assad regime’s stranglehold on rebel-held parts of city tightened following Russia’s intervention
The capture of eastern Aleppo by Syrian rebels in July 2012 was a severe blow to the regime of Bashar al-Assad early in the country’s civil war. Ever since, the brutal, attritional warfare wrought on Syria’s second city has served as a microcosm of the wider conflict.
Russia’s pro-regime intervention in late September 2015 turned the military tide, allowing Assad to prioritise the isolation and eventual recapture of opposition-held districts. These already devastated areas now stand on the brink of a renewed offensive as Moscow tries to force a decisive victory for Assad while the US is preoccupied with its presidential election.
Link : Five maps that show how the net closed on eastern Aleppo