Vann7 wrote:I really think that people are over estimating the latest advances in Aleppo. that "Sealed" it from turkey. This is because even before Russia came Aleppo city was sealed. the distance between
Syrian army positions and terrorist in the main city was about 5km. So any car ,truck or supply was withing kornet range and this is not mentioning artillery.
For me the real benefit of latest advances in Aleppo is getting closer to Turkey border instead ,if they continue moving towards turkey they will be able to physically take control of their
border and seal Raqqa and most eastern Syria from Turkey but also idlib too. that will be really game changing. However this all depends if the Kurds did not betray Syria and allow Turkey or NATO to supply terrorist using their territory. Since Already something of that was happening ,
ie.. the Oil routes of ISIS to Turkey was using Kurds controlled zones. So there was effectively
a business pact between Kurds and ISIS in allowing them to travel through their territories with their trucks. Whether Kurds were pressured at gun point to do that questionable business (ie.Allow ISIS to steal Syrian oil to Turkey) that for example or did it voluntarily because they also see positive ISIS in Syria disbanding it so they can take land for them is a different
question. But with Russia and IRAN and Syria gov pressure and the right diplomacy they could
be managed and lured to the Russian side.
So the biggest benefit of Aleppo latest advances i think is being closer to Turkey border and posibility to close all norther Syria. but aleppo central city was unoficcially closed for months or more. The advances of Russia seems that allowed to lift the siege that terrorist had on Syrian siege on aleppo central city. and liberate kuweires airport too and some parts of the south.
But so far Aleppo central city doest look like a primary target ,leaving a gate of 5km open
for months might be intentional ,for political reasons to not give the impression Syria is starving
a city. since is "open" by 5km window..but Syrian army controls the gate.
Liberating the city center however could not be bad either ,since it will free troops to other
front lines and damage the morale of Terrorist .
Sure that's why the damn rats were having party after party, because Aleppo was "all but sealed"...