The outbreak of large scale clashes in Syria’s largest city and commercial capital opens a new chapter in what still looks to be the slow decline and fall of the House of Assad. From the beginning of the revolt, keeping Damascus and Aleppo relatively peaceful and calm has been the key to Assad’s longevity.Syria’s political capital Damascus and its business capital Aleppo are the most important cities in the country and up until quite recently the convulsion shaking the rest of the country has been less visible there.That seems to be changing; thousands assembled to protest the closure of the university in Aleppo, and four demonstrators are said to have been killed.If the Assad government can no longer assure the peace of those cities, the end may be slowly coming into view. The regime’s enemies seem to understand that dynamic; bombs have been planted in both cities as opposition tactics become increasingly harsh.
Aleppo Clash Shows Weakening Assad
Newer Post Blue Smoke and Mirrors: Tobacco Bond Meltdown Heralds Worse Older Post The War Against The Young