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September 28, 2016

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Henry Jackson Society
Kyle Orton

Originally posted in New Zealand Herald

Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink the pocket down,” said Kyle Orton, a Middle East analyst at the Henry Jackson Society think-tank. “Divide it into pieces and empty as many inhabitants as possible.

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