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24 May 2014

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The main thing with that development is that the Syrian army is now positioned to completely cut off all insurgents' supply lines to Aleppo.

See Martin Chulov:

Battle for Aleppo could prove final reckoning in Syria's war

Pro-Assad forces are poised to cut off rebel supply lines and end nearly two years of insurrection in the ruined city

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/24/aleppo-battle-final-reckoning-syria-war

Martin Chulov gets in his article some points wrong, but in one major point he is right - if the Syrian Army decides so, they can cut insurgent supply lines now. See a map:

https://twitter.com/Nutsflipped_z_1/status/469737640611180545/photo/1/large

Going from the prison southwest towards the northeast of Aleppo, the Syrian army would have almost all blank territory to go through, no densely populated urban territory.

Though, I don't know, whether the Syrian army wants to do it at all. Maybe the army prefers to leave a small corridor open for insurgents, and position on the sidelines of the corridor to target insurgent movements in such a narrow transit corridor. From my point of view, such a situation might be more preferable in many ways for the Syrian army than a complete encirclement and siege.

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