Aleppo take over ,could take a year if not more..playing by the book rules of
Americans/UN, and Human RIghts groups. Is a living urban hell. the fights have to be done apartment by apartment and so many tall buildings crapped together. US and NATO will not have problems to wipe the rebels terrorist if wanted to fight them. Because they simply as they did in IRAQ , they block the media from any report , and start bombing cities with civilians inside
and use white phospurus. and or starve the rebel terrorist and they surrender when no longer
can continue without food. Russia in the other hand need to play by UN laws ,and allow food
to enter in besiege zones.
But liberating Aleppo will not end the war , still Turkey ,Saudi arabia, Jordan and Israel with American full support and logistics can continue sending more terrorist. However still liberating
aleppo will make things easier. it will liberate like 20k to 30k Syrian army soldiers from their
defensive positions encircling aleppo.. and will be able to move to other fronts like IDLIB and latakia and secure it completely or Raqqa. .. So it will create a major cascade
effect , that will destroy the morale of the terrorist and many will surrender.
So it will be a major game changing thing liberating Aleppo ,but the war will not end ,it will continue on a bit smaller level ,but still will be. Because the objectives of NATO is not only to overthrow Assad. they also want to damage Russia economy , as they did in Soviet afgan war , by forcing them to stay for a long time . Putin counter this by having a small force there.
So Russia plan in Syria can work ,as long they hold positions and little by little advance, then it will be NATO ,Saudi arabia and Turkey ,the ones burning their money in the war and not Russia.
Russia will do well is providing a couple of hundreds of t-75 tanks to Syrian army to more easier
hold palmyra and Aleppo zones and latakia, and create a manufacturing plant in Syria of T-75s
tanks ,where they can be not only repaired ,but fully manufactured there in Syria ,so they can
more quickly repair and restore their tanks and upgrade them.