Video Duration 24 minutes 55 seconds
From: Inside Story

Where is the next battleground in Syria?

The Syrian government celebrates the retaking of Aleppo, but is it enough to secure the final victory?

The capture of all of Aleppo is President Bashar al-Assad’s biggest success since the war in Syria began almost six years ago.

It is a crushing defeat for opposition fighters who have been forced to retreat.

Does Assad have enough manpower and weapons to protect the territory his forces have retaken while, at the same time, trying to win back more areas?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Louay Safi – chairman of the Syrian American Council and a former spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition

Pavel Felgenhauer – Russian military and defence specialist

Michael Horowitz – director of intelligence at the geopolitical consultancy, Prime Source