Zachary Burdette

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Zachary Burdette was a National Security Intern at the Brookings Institution and is an M.A. candidate at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program concentrating in military operations.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The remaining Syrian rebels in Aleppo are banding together in a new alliance to resist encroaching government forces, Reuters reports. The alliance is calling itself the “Aleppo Army” and is led by Abu Abdelrahman Nour of the Jabha Shamiya faction. Infighting has hurt the rebels’ ability to repel government fighters before, including during this past weekend’s offensive when the regime recaptured a third of rebel-held territory in the city.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Syrian government forces have maintained pressure on rebel fighters in Aleppo following the regime’s victory in a major operation yesterday, Reuters reports. The government assault recaptured all of northeastern Aleppo—a third of rebel-held territory in the city—and now the regime is intensifying its attacks on rebel positions in the southeast.