ALEPPO FALLS TO GOVERNMENT
The rebel-held city of Aleppo falls to Syrian government; Mosul outskirts are surrounded; and President of the Philippines says “Bye-Bye America”.
On Tuesday December 13th, the Syrian government managed to capture the major city of Aleppo from Syrian Rebels. What does this mean for the future of Syria? See Episode 2: SYRIA’S THREE KINGDOMS, and News: Rebels lose hold on Aleppo – Wednesday December 14th 2016, for more.
The ISIS-held city of Mosul’s outskirts are now surrounded, and cut off from supplies. The urban warfare needed to retake the city for the Iraqi government is expected to be fierce. See Episode 1: IRAQ’S DIVIDED KINGDOM, for more.
The last week has seen the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte say things which suggest he is steering his country away from America and towards China. See News: Philippines to break from U.S.? – Monday December 19th 2016, and upcoming Episode 8: A NEW ALLIANCE? for more.
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Graphics added to the original by Kerim Pirefendi.