Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, a child flies a kite in front of the ancient Citadel as Syrian in Aleppo, Syria. Rebels still frequently strike with shelling and mortars into Aleppo, killing civilians nearly three years after the government recaptured the city. Aleppo is a symbol of how President Bashar Assad succeeded in turning the tide in Syria’s long civil war with a series of wins, but it’s equally a symbol of how he’s been unable to secure a final victory. Half of Aleppo remains in ruins, and rebels remain on the doorstep.

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