In a recent offensive, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured Aleppo Infantry School and inflicted a devastating defeat upon the Islamic State at the doorsteps of Aleppo city.

This military site in northern Aleppo has otherwise been under jihadist control since late 2012. With ISIS expelled from Aleppo Infantry School, the self-proclaimed caliphate is no longer able to mount attacks on the provincial capital of Aleppo.

6 villages surrounding the military fortification were also seized from ISIS during a joint offensive by the SAA and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF); this area has now been demilitarized after negotiations between both parties. Joint SAA and SDF checkpoints have also been set up. To avoid confrontation between the factions, these checkpoints will be manned by Kurdish pro-government fighters of the National Defence Forces (NDF).

However, Aleppo Infantry School is firmly under the control of the SAA’s Republican Guard. The school, which has a 3km-square campus, is around 10km away from the centre of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Pictures of the site are available below:

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Due to the advance, the situation in Aleppo now looks like this:

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Good job!!! Continue to exterminate all retards!

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Demoracy is the dictatoship of the majority

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For this reason, some countries have minority rights. The ancient Greeks had a mixture between elections and taking turns in government. By the way, even the Greek military was democratic. They could always, even in war (but not during a battle) elect other officers. Also, federalisation is a means with which this dictatorship can be diminished.

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SDF should give up USA. Otherwise, They have to be destroyed.

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They’re not related to DoS/CIA but to DoD/DIA, this is very different and they’re not an US backed force as they ALSO receive help from the EU, Russia AND the Syrian govt! Syria is clearly taking the direction of a federal democratic country and it’s the best solution, moreover if Rojava is run by the komrads in YPG : Let’s prove to the world that Anarchy is the best kind of regime! It already worked great during the Spanish war until the commies backstabbed us!

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Bullshit. SDF attacked SAA in Hassakeh. SDF is building an US military base in north east of Syria.

Rojava had never existed. Why Syrians should accept it ?

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I have the impression that the Kurds are different in NW Syria from NE Syria, and also from Iraqi and Irani Kurds. Let’s see how this all will develop. Syria should be united in any case.

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YPG doesn’t want to cut ties from Syria, but they are into federalism which is, in this case, the best thing to do.

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Equal rights is enough. Also Assyrians matter.

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It was clashes between Asayish (police) and NDF (pro Assad militia), not between SDF or YPG and SAA. Assad just delivered 25 tons of ammos to YPG 2 weeks ago BTW. Kurdistan would exist as a country if things hadn’t been blocked at the made to be temporary Sikes Picot treaty level by Mustapha Kemal. The Sèvres treaty which considered ethnics was made to have this considered. You should be well placed to know that all the countries in the area are “artificial” : just watch a f*****g map : most of borders have been made with a ruler in… Read more »

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And look at the name. FREE syrian army. Syrian DEMOCRATIC Force. All about WORDS. Just like North Korea is called DEMOCRATIC People’s Republic of Korea.
Just a label to sound good for the media propagenda.

SDF = Syrian Democratic Force. They are not syrian, they are Kurds and they are not Democratic, they are US puppet.

FSA are not free. FSA is a western and turkish creation divided in several factions.

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SDF is made up of Kurds and most of what is left of the genuine Syrian secular opposition, which fled north after being defeated by the jihadis.

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You do know the FSA wasn’t really secular right? It was more or less “Muslim Brotherhood” and other terrorist scum. The only secular opposition is SSNP as well as the Communist party.

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Saying the FSA never had secular elements is a claim not supported by the evidence.

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What opposition ? Who voted for them ? Who authorized them to build an US military base in Syria ?

I have never seen in my life an anti-national opposition. Of course, the word “opposition” is a trick for the west to impose their puppets. In fact, nobody voted for this so-called opposition.

They are not opposition, they are US puppets.

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I wasn’t aware rebellions ever required voting.

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Democracy requires voting. That’s why, this isn’t about democracy but about taking a country. Democracy is just an excuse. Since when USA wants democracy ?

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The US has never wanted Democracy overseas. Democracy is messy, it would much prefer vassal states be dictatorships. But we weren’t talking about that, we were talking about the opposition. You’re maintaining that it’s entirely a foreign creation. There’s ample evidence of genuine dissatisfaction among the Syrian people in 2011. That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t massive amounts of foreign funding and support for the ‘rebels’, chiefly from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey. I suspect the US’s involvement constitutes the lower end of the spectrum of expenditure.

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SDF is just a prop and in this case, an US idea to lure Erdogan : in fact, it was to have YPG and Arab tribes already allied to YPG under a single banner to not have the Turks attacking them. They’re as Syrian as Alsacians are Frenchs, LOL FSA are Free : they are the Free Salafist Army and chop heads for free! You glorified Hizbullah but… Isn’t Hizbullah an Iranian puppet? And Iran is a US/Israeli puppet to make GCC afraid and thus push them to buy for hundred of billions in weapons? Hey, if Iran was a… Read more »

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Either, SDF are Kurdish, either they are Syrian. Period. You can’t be both. You have to choose a nation.

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Federalism works – well worked – fine in Switzerland, Germany and many other countries.

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Federalism works if the people decide to be a federation. It doesn’t work if it is imposed by foreign countries. It’s a trap. Just like in Iraq where Kurds ask for independance.

The trap is to give them a territory that had never existed and then when they ask for independance, you have been fooled.

This has happened to Russia that gave some lands to Ukraine to form USSR. And then, when USSR collapsed, Russia had lost the lands given to Ukraine.

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Switzerland is an exception in the world.
Germany doesn’t consist in many ethnic groups. Never confound federalism for economic purposes or to prevent a state to be divided because of internal ethnic differences.
In the case of Syria, it’s not a positive federalism, it’s a negative one. It’s a federalism to avoid Syria to be divided.

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Well, there are Sorbian and Danish communities in Germany with minority rights. Other examples are Belgium with two different peoples and federal states, Austria with Slowenes, Finland with Swedish minorities, all with palamentary representations. In many states people want to separate from other ethnicities, but (almost) only in states where there is no federalism, like in Spain or France. Czechoslovakia was an exception where the people did not want to separate, but the politicians. So, altogether, I do not see “negative” federalisms as long as they are well made and not one group dominates the other. What you propose is… Read more »

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Belgium almost cut in two parts some years ago. Belgium didn’t collapsed because Belgium is a monarchy.
Catalonia wants independance. Kurds in Iraq want independance.

We are not talking about 100 persons, we are taking about dozen millions of people.

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Belgium, yes. Spain does not have any federalism.

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Catalonia has a HUGE autonomy.. You can say that Catalonia is even a state. But, still they want independance because they want their country.

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You are right, I did not know.

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Prussia literally had to fight a war in order to achieve the unification of ‘Germany’. And taking neighboring France as another example, as recently as the 19th century whole swaths of Napoleon’s Le Grande Armee spoke mutually unintelligible French dialects. All nations are inherently multicultural; great amounts of time, money, and effort need to be expended to forge a sense of unified identity.

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I’m sorry but France has destroyed local languages to impose French. Otherwise, there would be no France. Multicultarism doesn’t work. I don’t know where did you see that it worked.

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They standardized the language. The regional cultural heritages still exist.

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They standardized nothing. They forced people to speak french.

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A standardized French, overseen mainly by the Academie Francaise. And in point of fact dozens of minority languages still exist within French territory, they just aren’t used for administrative purposes.

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At some point, I tend to say “Don’t feed the trolls”. The last statement of Zipang clearly shows that he is not interested in serious discussion.

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Prussians weren’t even Germans, but a mixture of Baltics and Germans. They stole Germany from the Austrians and the righteous Kaiser. Thanks to the Prussians, Germany is divided until this day. Thanks to the Prussians, we had two world wars. And Excellent is right about France, they destroyed every other culture and language.

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You’re on the very cusp of understanding that ‘German’ is as meaningless a term as any widely applied name for varied groups. Nationalities are inherently artificial creations, all nations are multicultural.

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Where is the multicularism in Germany, Poland or Japan ?

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Already said that Germany had to be unified via war. That tells me it’s made up of numerous subgroups who would have preferred to be left on their own.

As for Japan, they have a long history of beating the s**t out of each other. Further, never heard of Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands, or the Ainu people?

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You are on the cery cusp of understanding that words are always meaningless except that they are used to ascribe a single name to a plurality of objects. And it is just a disctraction from the actual topic. – The Prussians destroyed Germany, and by this, they managed to destroy themselves and had to disperse themselves into other regions.

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lol

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lol – the mark of the troll.

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Yeah, Takuto! Moreover, the Rojava’s constitution is patterned from the Swiss one! Direct democracy is the best! f**k representative democracy which always ends hijacked! Leaders need us, we don’t need leaders!

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I have to confess, there are some drawbacks in Switzerland, too, which many people do not know about. E.g., the French and the German population hates each other, generally speaking, they only tolerate the others. The media is the same corporate media as elsewhere in the West, without variety. You can buy yourself into Switzerland just with money. Switzerland is blackmailed from the US and the EU regularly to adapt their legislations. Ukrainian and former Russian oligarchs are welcome as citizens in Switzerland. Still, it is working much better than elsewhere, and the Swiss still have the possibility to change… Read more »

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Multiculturalism doesn’t work. Give independance to Kurds in north east of Syria and join Lebanon and Syria that form one state.

No one needs a Trojan horse in his country.

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Sounds like a feasible solution. However, the people should be asked before taking such measures.

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The United States begs to differ. Pollacks, Micks, k**es, Dagos, Spics, Niggers, Chinks, Japs, the list is long. But most think of themselves as Americans now.

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No one of these are the real Americans. The real Americans have been exterminated.

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There are still Natives left, their population has just been shrunk by acts of genocide and such.

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USA has genocided the American Indians. Otherwise, Anglos would not have been able to build USA.

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Way to dodge the point.

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Who dodge what ? USA is a fake country based on a genocide and slavery.

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I wasn’t aware that conquest and genocide rendered the resulting nation ‘fake’. There must be very few countries in all of history, then.

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The melting pot has failed. Let’s see how all this will turn out in the end. Currently, big cities are split up between African and Hispano gangs, and others, each one having their own territory.

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Of course. Black lives matter, …. Multiculturalism doesnt’ work. The one who tell you that is a liar.

What works is monoculturalism like Japan and Germany before US invasion.

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Nope. Blacks were intentionally ghettoized after the Civil War. The legacy of slavery is long in this country. As for Hispanics, the entire South West of the US was once literally part of Mexico. The Spanish influence and demographics are ubiquitous.

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I do not see a contradiction between your statement and mine. Ghettoization is part of the failing of multiculturalism. Clearly disctinct ethnicities don’t like to mix but tend to despise each other.

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Nonsense. Stop treating ‘white people’ as a distinct ethnicity.

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Don’t give adults orders.

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What a response.

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This has nothing to do with multiculturalism. It’s not multiculturalism but religion and politics ( fascism and wahhabism are quite similar to such) don’t work. Also that is Syrian land, not Kurdish. Lebanon I agree is Syrian land, as well as Jordan and Palestine (The latter has a choice seeing how Jordan is rife with mutiny and is a British creation). Iskenderun and Cilicia are also Syrian

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Well, yes, but what is culture? Isn’t it religion, politics, art and other properties of society?