Rebels in Syria Lose All of Northeast Aleppo, But it’s Not The End

Published On:November 29, 2016, 12:10 pm

The down-fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the fight against President Bashar al-Assad,who is the opposition’s senior negotiator. Nonetheless, George Sabra further added, that it would manke any hope of a peace deal more difficult.

The Syrian forces who have been supported by heavy air strikes have managed to seize more than a third of rebel-held territory in the city. Rebel camarillasstates that they pulled back to a much defensible front line.

Many hundreds of civilians have fled beleaguered several districts of Aleppo post heavy fighting over the weekend. The chief negotiator for the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Mr. Sabra mentioned that the loss of Aleppo would "not be the end of the revolution".

He further mentioned that, "Aleppo is an important place for the revolution but it's not the last place.”"Right now, we have so many places under the power of (the) Free Syrian Army."

He admonished that the military campaign being weighed by the Syrian government and its help assists was "killing a part of the political process"."Nobody can think about peaceful solutions in these circumstances," he added.

The approaches by many pro-government forces went on for two weeks of persistent aerial bombings and caught all northern districts held by the rebels in eastern Aleppo.

The defence ministry of Russia told that the rebel factions had already lost 12 districts, accounting to 40% of their territory.

It has been the most devastating setback for the rebels, who had first seized the area in 2012. The government has made constant gains in Aleppo since Russia interfered to bolster President Assad in September last year.

A spokesperson for the White Helmets rescue group in eastern Aleppo, Ibrahim Abu Al-Leith, said there was "mass displacement and morale is in the gutter"."People are sleeping in the streets. They don't have anything to eat or drink," he stated.

The UN stated that it was "deeply concerned” and ingeminated its appeal for abet to enable into the affected areas. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ monitoring group said as many as 10,000 residents fled to government-curbed western areas and a Kurdish-run northern district.

Several hundreds of other civilians are reported to have fled south to the persisting rebel-held districts where residents were donating blankets and other items.

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