Syrian Army Says Aleppo Has Returned To Government Control

Tyler Durden's picture

The battle for Aleppo is officially over.

Having concluded the evacuation of rebels from their last enclave in the eastern part of the city, the Syrian army said Aleppo has returned to government control, ending the 4-year rebel control over parts of the city that years ago was the largest metropolitan center in Syria and is now a landscape out of Call of Duty.  The evacuees have been taken to rebel-held territory in the countryside west of Aleppo and in Idlib province.

In a statement on Syrian TV, the army announced the "return of security to Aleppo after its release from terrorism and terrorists".

Regaining Aleppo represents a momentous victory for President Bashar Assad and a crushing defeat for Syria's opposition which will struggle to forge a way forward.

The ancient city has been divided into rebel and government parts since 2012.

Aleppo was once Syria's largest city, and its commercial and industrial hub before the uprising against Mr Assad began in 2011.

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JungleCat's picture

"Lies! All Russian LIES," says frau Farbissina in a comment on this news.

Based on that picture in the article, those JV people are pretty...ahem..."impactful".

Maybe the were graduated to the varsity level?

WTFRLY's picture

Good, some resistance to the Syndicate

Joe Davola's picture

See, this here's our pile of rubble now!

Bullish for Putzmeister/Schwing - lots of concrete to be pumped!

Joe Davola's picture

Make up an overlay of that so we're ready for the congressional redistricting in 2020.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Joe Davola Dec 22, 2016 5:26 PM

Obama and Hillary's Arab Spring Color Revolution.

I looked at the WH visitors log and Creamer was very active before and during that.

I recall CNN did fake news all through it, with rape victims that would call it in.

And that photo of India protest with the Indian flag passing it off as Tripoli.


AllBentOutOfShape's picture

Time to apprehend US/NATO operatives bunkered down in Aleppo.

"Syria Names Foreign Secret Agents Trapped in Aleppo"

Jdhank's picture

More like BObo has been demoted to T-Ball.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


So, chalk up another loss for the French and American naval aviators that for years have been so busy defending their own country bombing the fuck out of the Syrian army and civilians that have truly been defending their own country.

Maybe Maverick and Goose should find another line of work?

Open a gay volleyball bar together in San Diego, or something. 

SteveNYC's picture


Russian assistance paying big dividends, and now a clear Russian strategy emerging. Idlib becoming encircled. Watch this space....

HowdyDoody's picture

Idlib is totally rural. All the remaining non-terrorist civilians have been evacuated to government-held territory as part of the deal to allow the terrorists out of Aleppo. The terrorists have all been dumped in Idlib with only their AKs for comfort. I smell ground attack helicopter (Mi-35 Ka-52) heaven. Happy New Year!


DuneCreature's picture

Piss poor performance too.

Wasn't it OBomber that bloopered and told us in a speech that the US had flown 300,000 sorties (or did I add a zero there? Either way!)

And these are the people that want to go to war with Russia so bad?

They better take horseshit idea back into the conference room and think about that plan little harder before the bite off more week old stale walnut pizza than they can all chew and swallow.

Live Hard, They Are All Warmongering Greedy Psychopaths That Can't Shoot Straight, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Wasn't it OBomber that bloopered and told us in a speech that the US had flown 300,000 sorties (or did I add a zero there? Either way!)

US-led coalition forces successfully used million-dollar precision weapons to bomb barren, unpopulated expanses of rocky desert into submission.

Volkodav's picture

gay volleyball? whot is rules for that?

second thought, forget I asked please...


thebigunit's picture

The Naval Aviators bombed what Hillary Clinton and John Kerry wanted bombed.  They probably did a great job.

I'm sure that under President Trump, Naval Aviators will get some better hardware and do an even better job of bombing people that really do need to be bombed.

EmployedMillenial's picture

Funny what happens when you stop air-droppig white toyota hiluxes and crates of 7.62....

All BS aside this is a great day for Syria and the citizens who live there. Merry Christmas ZH'ers!

L Bean's picture

Western news in lockstep, reporting this as; "According to pro-Assad media..."

Fucking retards.

Hillarys Server's picture

Another great photo. We came, we saw, we nation built!

Slingsby's picture

I know it looks bad now but a couple of area rugs, maybe a ficus or two and it will be good as new!

Griffin's picture

Hillary could just wipe it with a cloth.



Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Griffin Dec 22, 2016 5:28 PM

soaked in bleach

the_narrator's picture

That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

AriusArmenian's picture

Now the Syrian army will proceed to eliminate the foreign backed (i.e., Western backed) vermin from Idlib and eastern Syria.

SharkBit's picture

Prediction that Aleppo will now become the growth engine of Syria.  Stopping the Soros lead migration.  People go back to their ruble and rebuild.  Sad day to be a regime change proponent.

Lynx Dogood's picture

Will Turkey return all of the macinery and manufacturing equipment that they stole?

researchfix's picture

Aleppo and Damaskus will make a change like Grosny.

DollarMenu's picture

I'm waiting to see the foreign terrorists identified by the Syrian Ambssador a couple days ago.

If they follow thru, it should be popcorn worthy.

anheromachine's picture

Im fairly certain we are all waiting for that.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Moataz Ughhh Lacan Oglu – Turkish
David Scott Weiner – American
David Shlomo Aram – Israeli
Mohammad Sheikh Islam
Mohammed Ahmed boys – Saudi.
Abdel Moneim Fahad Al ?ryj – Saudi.
Islam Salim al Zahran el Glen – Saudi.
Ahmad Ibn Nawfal Aldridge-Saudi
Mohamed Hassan Subaie – Saudi.
Hamid Fahad Al Dossary – Saudi.
Amjad Kasem Tirawi – Jordanian
Qasim Saad Al-Shammari – Saudi.
Ayman Qasim Thâalbi – Saudi.
Mohammad Shafi ‘ I AL-Idrisi – Moroccan

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Keep in mind that, at least for the Americans and Israelis, any agents in east Aleppo would have been provided with fake names, fake IDs and passports, and other fake credentials, simply for plausible deniability. For example, it seems like the only results obtained when searching for 'David Scott Weiner' or 'David Scott Winer' involve this story.

It will be interesting when the Syrian government posts photos of these agents and people who know them are able to identify them.

johnnycanuck's picture

The Rothchilians and their Wahhabi allies sure democratized the hell out that place.

alangreedspank's picture

Merry Xmas to Syrians who actually had enough sense in them to think regime change in the region was suicidal. You get the dictator back, but looking at pre-2011 pictures of Syria, I think that's for the better right now.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

The question is who identified him as a dictator? Who are the judges? Pedophiles out of D.C.?

alangreedspank's picture

Don't know man, the family has been in power since the 60s I think and the West used to send their orange jumpsuit prisoners there for torturing sessions. Assad used to be our sub-contractor for this kind of stuff.

dsty's picture

Hope they were able to get some of them escaping as refuges.

I am thinking many innocent seeming families are harbouring them.

It could get ugly but what ya gonna do?

L Bean's picture

Also I can't help but wonder if turning Syria into a real life Call of Duty wasn't at least a side purpose. Sort of like Hiroshima etc in WW2. At some point an arsenal has to go live or it has no value, and it goes without saying that the fallout has to be impressive. 

So the elites, thinking it novel, have invented a new weapon - the paid terrorist gang. This is how retarded they are. Mercenarism has been around as long as man himself.

Even the Captagon thing isn't novel. Drugs-fueled battle has been around since day one as well.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 22, 2016 3:23 PM

Good defeated evil in Aleppo. What will the terrorist american forces do next to spread democracy in the world? My gut tells me this ain't over. The jew is pissed off.



L Bean's picture

Probably migrate on to Chinese and Russian borders, joining the forces already there. 

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

I am sure the u.s., saudi arabia, israhell, turkey, etc, etc,.. will be offering to compensate the millions of property owners for all the freedom, democracy and liberty damages they have caused.

Able Ape's picture

The USA will probably spin it as we created a pollution free zone with plenty of fresh air...

flaminratzazz's picture

Yippie, we inherited a pile of rubble.. lucky are we.. good times ahead. bomb it some more b/c the fvkin rubble is still to big to shovel. the tribe assholes that caused this should be gassed

Volaille de Bresse's picture

And what did butt-hurt Obozo say? Nothing I suspect...

Bachar is like his father a giant bastard but you end up feeling sympathetic to him after all what The US and Saudi Arabia ahve done against him.

Making Bachar the nice guy in this war, that's quite an "achievement" by the US foreign diploamcy. Obozo will take this "achievement" to his grave.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Bachar is like his father a giant bastard but you end up feeling sympathetic to him after all what The US and Saudi Arabia ahve done against him.

Bashar al-Assad was never regarded by Syrian citizens as brutal tyrant or a 'bastard'.

Making Bachar the nice guy in this war, that's quite an "achievement" by the US foreign diploamcy. Obozo will take this "achievement" to his grave.

The "achievement" was transforming Assad's image in the western MSM from that of a reform-oriented eye doctor to that of a bloodthirsty evil dictator, Killing His Own People© just for the lulz.

The article below does a good job of illustrating the MSM transformation.

Jack Oliver's picture

You HAVE to be as FUCKING hard as nails to deal with ZIONIST provocations !!! 

It's NOT for FUCKING pussies !!

Volkodav's picture

Brit nurses and female staff worked with him told he always mannered, polite, decent and thoughtful,

unique cos in their experience other ME males not at all give decent regard to women working under them

Syrian people support Assad Administration over 80%...try that vs your country..

More Ammo's picture

Obozo will take this "achievement" to his grave.


Just not soon enough.


Miss Expectations's picture

Syrian Ambassador speaks at the UN.

Syria Names Foreign Secret Agents Trapped in Aleppo...Truth sounds like this...

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Miss Expectations Dec 22, 2016 3:43 PM

wow nice

balz's picture

Finally, Aleppo is liberated! Thanks to Russia, but no thanks to the U.S., which helped ISIS...

Nobel Peace prize should go to Putin. They should take it from Obama and give it to Putin, that's it.

Miss Expectations's picture

And again...our very own WAR MONGER from South Carolina (or some underworld not yet generally acknowledged), Lindsey Graham:

Crazed US Senator Attacks Defense Secretary for not Planning War With Russia!