In a pre-war context, Aleppo was Syria’s economic hub, accounting for a large chunk of Syria’s national GDP. After the city was seized by armed groups, including Islamist fanatics, many Aleppo-based businesses and factories ceased to operate, and were destroyed as a result of fighting.

The city was recently liberated by pro-government forces, after armed opposition groups agreed to a withdrawal deal. A range of groups assisted in Aleppo’s liberation, including Liwa al-Quds, a Palestinian militia.

The Syrian government recently agreed on measures to restore Aleppo to it’s former glory, and develop the city’s infrastructure.

Images have been posted on social media over the past few days, showing the reconstruction effort.

The Syrian Army’s gains in Aleppo, towards the end of 2016, were portrayed as negative by the majority of media outlets. Despite this, in a small 24 hour Twitter opinion poll (on the 16/12/2016), 91% of the voters believed that the Syrian Army’s gains in Aleppo were good for Syria & Syrians.

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James Graham
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2017-01-17 18:16

Comrades, give me a break. Aleppo is great news for Syria.

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Floriangeyer
2017-01-17 20:33
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Wonderful news indeed and testament to true Syrian fortitude.

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2017-01-18 05:11

Too early. You’ve got more important things to do. Aleppo has not been completely secured yet.