Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 02 December 2016, 16:40 hrs, UTC, Post #43.
Accessed on 02 December 2016, 16:40 hrs, UTC.
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Here’s the latest update on the battle for Aleppo, Syria.
According to Syrian news media, forces loyal to Syrian President Assad have taken over an area known as Khan al-Shih, just southwest of Damascus and are pressing on toward the eastern section of Aleppo–a key rebel stronghold.
Under the cover of Russian ground attack aircraft, Syrian forces have penetrated parts of Aleppo and are preparing to cut the city off from all supply routes.
Although “digitaljournal.com” reports fierce resistance by rebel forces, the Russian air and Syrian ground offense are taking their toll:
“The loss of east Aleppo — a rebel stronghold since 2012 — would be the biggest blow to Syria‘s opposition in more than five years.
More than 200 civil society groups on Thursday appealed to the UN General Assembly to take action on Syria because “there is no sign that the Security Council deadlock will end anytime soon”.
The conflict erupted in March 2011 with protests calling for Assad’s ouster, and has since evolved into a bloody and highly globalised war that has killed more than 300,000 people.”
The fate of Aleppo is already sealed. Nothing the United States or the United Nations can do will stop the eventual take over of the besieged city. Russia needs to maintain its presence in the Middle East, especially at its leased naval facilities in Syria. Russian air and Syrian ground forces will do what is necessary to eliminate all opposition to President Assad’s regime. Appeals by the Turkish ambassador, President Barack Obama, and the United Nations will fall on deaf ears. The Russian Federation has entered the Middle East region as a new power broker.
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