The battle for Aleppo is officially over.
Having concluded the evacuation of rebels from their last enclave in the eastern part of the city, the Syrian army said Aleppo has returned to government control, ending the 4-year rebel control over parts of the city that years ago was the largest metropolitan center in Syria and is now a landscape out of Call of Duty. The evacuees have been taken to rebel-held territory in the countryside west of Aleppo and in Idlib province.
In a statement on Syrian TV, the army announced the “return of security to Aleppo after its release from terrorism and terrorists”…. [read more]