Aleppo residents want a solution to more than four months of horrific destruction.
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As the Syrian war grinds bloodily along in its fourth year the armed opposition has been coming under fire – verbally – over its military tactics, as it struggles to find ways to confront regime forces without generating negative political repercussions.However, when it comes to targeting civilian areas controlled by the regime, political calculations come into play.The "loyalist" areas often contain large numbers of people who are not hard-core regime supporters, but instead might be equally opposed to both the regime and the rebels. As a response to the barrel bomb campaign, leading Islamist militias in Aleppo decided cut off electricity supplies to loyalist-areas of the city last week, in a bid to pressure the regime to stop the attacks.The rebel coalition, which includes the Al-Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front, Monday began to allow a resumption of electricity and water supplies as part of a reported multi-part deal with the regime: government forces halt barrel bomb attacks, both sides halt attacks on civilian areas, and both sides allow repair works on electricity lines, in a bid to improve public services in general. The entire debate over using indiscriminate mortar strikes against regime-held areas could be avoided, Dimashqi said, if rebels instead focused on decapitating the regime by seizing inner Damascus, the nerve center.
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