(AFP) President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday congratulated Syrians on the capture of Aleppo, as militants evacuated their last stronghold in the city.

The city’s liberation was “history in the making and worthy of more than the word congratulations,” he said in a video posted on the presidency’s official social media accounts.

He described the army’s capture of Aleppo as a major turning point.

“I think that after the liberation of Aleppo we’ll talk about the situation as… before the liberation of Aleppo and after the liberation of Aleppo,” he said.

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When You hold the major population and economic hubs You have won a war – to judge from lessons out of history e.g. Spanish Civil War.

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What is very sad is that most of the machinery of Aleppo’s industries was smuggled to Turkey

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Sultan gained industry and human assets.

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I hope they’ve learned that now is not yet the time for celebration. The battle for Idlib will see the investment of all the Anglo/Zio Axis’ resources.

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Technically speaking, it’s much more an Arab(KSA+Qatar)/Turkish axis with political/logistical/training backing from US and the habitual UK poodle and we can’t even tell of a full US support as actually, it’s the infamous US “deep state” who’s doing s**t. If we think in terms of effective power, I mean the military one, it may unplease many, but the “legit” US/UK are in fact backing SDF which isn’t in conflict with the Syrian govt but attacking Daesh and, if you except the Deir Ezzor strike, the US coalition is also attacking Daesh, not SAA. If you take matters on a strategic… Read more »