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The Fate of Syria Rests in Aleppo

Apr 12, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Syrian government forces patrol near Aleppo's thermal power plant after they took control of the area on the eastern outskirts of Syria's northern embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on February 21, 2016. In two days Syrian government forces have taken more than a dozen villages from IS jihadists around a stretch of highway that runs east from the northern city of Aleppo to the Kweyris military base. / AFP / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
As Syria's cease-fire falters, battles for control of Aleppo city and province will play a decisive role in determining the future course of the civil war.
(GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria's cease-fire is crumbling under the weight of current and pending military operations in the country. Focused on the province and city of Aleppo, the operations stand to play a decisive role in determining the direction of the civil war. In the coming weeks, the results of these battles could change the balance between rebels and loyalists, alter the Islamic State's position in the region, and influence the relationship between the United States and Turkey as they pursue conflicting objectives in Aleppo....

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