"The battle of Aleppo should spell the end of Islamic State military ambitions in Syria. Unfortunately, this defeat will lead to an increase of terrorist activity using the surviving soldiers."
In Boulevard Voltaire, April 12, 2016
Translated by Tom Winter April 13, 2016
Jihadist leaders need to regain control of territory and want to achieve a significant victory.
The Russian withdrawal from Syria has caused much commentary with various appreciations. Among these were the dropping of Bashar al-Assad at the end of victorious mission. But in announcing the withdrawal of Russian forces, President Putin made it clear that the Russian bombers could be right back if needed.
The campaign conducted by the Russian air inflicted severe damage on the Islamic Army, also led to the scattering of troops. This dispersion made them less vulnerable to airstrikes. As the scale of the targets decreased the airstrikes lost efficiency. The commitment of fighter-bombers on targets that were getting smaller and smaller became disproportionate.
The dispersal of troops has allowed the Syrian army to conduct operations related to its capabilities. Thus the Syrian army has retaken many towns and and has recaptured Palmyra.
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