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Middle East
Abu al-Khayr (via CNN)
December 3, 2016

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

by
Henry Jackson Society
and
Kyle Orton

Originally published by the Telegraph.

Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs.

The four-year battle for control of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is likely to end in the next few weeks as Syrian regime forces either advance into the remaining opposition neighbourhoods or rebel areas are forced to surrender as they run completely out of food and medicine.

“The rebels will be in the countryside and will have no choice but to resort to guerrilla warfare,” said Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society think tank.

“They will shift away from any kind of governance structures to insurgency tactics and the regime won’t even be able to hold Aleppo properly once they take it. The insurgent attacks will be really full raids and the regime won’t be able to maintain any kind of stability.”

Read the full article, here.