The Fall of Aleppo Could Mark a Crucial Turning Point in Syrian War

The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.

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The long convoys of Syrians now crowding around the Bab al-Salam crossing on the Turkish border, their numbers estimated at anywhere between 20,000 and 70,000, with many more thousands on the way, are some of...