Aleppo Is Back Under Government Control, Syrian Army Says

DAMASCUS, Syria - After so much suffering, Aleppo is officially back under Syrian government control.Syrian state TV announced Thursday that the evacuation of the city's formerly rebel-controlled areas was complete, with the departure of the last opposition fighters and civilians from former strongholds in Aleppo's eastern sector.Rebels had held parts of the ancient crossroads city -- much of it now a haunted, pulverized shell of itself -- for nearly four years. Its fall is a major turning point in Syria's multisided war, though the conflict is far from over.  Continue reading...

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