Aron Lund provides a detailed description of Assad’s medieval tactic of besieging Aleppo city and forcing the civilian population to either evacuate, or turn against its opposition protectors. He also explains civilian reluctance to leave Aleppo due to “security concerns and fear of being detained.” Lund also talks about the plan to evacuate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham from Aleppo and the repercussions this may have amongst the opposition.

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