Syria Daily, Dec 23: Insurgents Claim Victory Against Regime Offensive to Cut Off Aleppo

Insurgents claimed a victory on Monday checking the Syria regime’s effort to cut off the opposition in the divided city of Aleppo.

The insurgency said it reclaimed Handarat camp, north of Aleppo. Regime forces had taken the camp last week as they tried to capture the nearby highway, one of the last routes into eastern Aleppo, which has been divided between regime and opposition since July 2012.

Al Jazeera showed footage which claimed to show insurgents, including from the Harakat Hazm Brigade, in the camp:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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