Aleppo, Syria-the government of Aleppo is shaking in explosions and shootings day and night --and rebel-
The two sides were held in the divided Syrian city.
But for President Assad's supporters, the feeling of victory is growing.
If the rebels in this city
Many people have seen the domino effect across the country.
As the rebels lost their devastated strongholds one after another, attacked from the air and abandoned by their allies, the situation looks more and more credible.
The defeat of the opposition in Syria's largest city of Aleppo will have repercussions throughout the war.
In this devastated country, opposition forces continue to operate in smaller, scattered areas.
This will limit the series of successes that the government has achieved over the past year and provide a turning point for this war that has killed more than one person, with more than half of the population displaced in the country, and despite all the efforts of the international community to solve the problem politically.
Mohammed hasino, 45, said: "When Aleppo is completed, 90% of the Syrian crisis will be resolvedyear-
In the narrow alleys of the old town of Damascus, the Syrian capital, an old businessman walks with his wife.
This is a common belief among many government supporters who have also noted a fundamental change in the international atmosphere and are more aligned with Assad, including the coming United States. S.
He said he might be willing to work with the Syrian president and his international supporter Russia to fight the Islamic State group.
While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to insist that his goal is for Assad to step down, his military intervention in northern Syria has been focused on Kurds and Islamic State groups around the militants. Held in Al town
Babu, northern Aleppo.
The international call for Assad to step down has almost disappeared.
Throughout the country, Assad's forces have been making steady progress, especially around Damascus, where Assad's power is located.
There, rebel strongholds have quickly surrendered to government forces in a row, reaching a truce with Assad's army to allow fighters to enter the rebels safely.
Held in northern Idlib province.
In Aleppo, under the pressure of a massive air strike, the rebel faction, which has been insisting for four years, finally collapsed last week, which destroyed all the remaining hospitals, the choking siege caused a serious shortage of medical and food supplies.
By Wednesday, the Syrian army and allied militia had taken control of three.
Rebel-controlled areas, the rebels are surrounded, mostly in the south of their history.
The ever-shrinking enclave
The military victory in Aleppo now seems inevitable, only a matter of time.
Rebel fighters and remaining residents
The area said morale had bottomed out.
The opposition still has other forces around Syria, including the northern province of Idlib and the southern province of Dara.
But if government forces win in Aleppo, any campaign to overthrow Assad must take into account the reality that Assad controls the country's four major cities and their major coastal areas.
"The failure of Aleppo will put the Syrian opposition at a dead end, not only because it will lose the most important real estate, but because the remaining rebel strongholds are of little use as a platform to reverse the tide of war, alan Lund wrote, a Middle East project researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
In addition to the strong support of Russia and Iran, part of the reason for Assad's survival is his ability to maintain a certain level of normality in the areas he controls.
During this week's visit to Aleppo, a team from The Associated Press witnessed the destruction of the city's rebels caused by barrel bombs and air strikes over the years --held sector.
The entire block of the recently occupied East blocks of Hanano and Bani Zeid was razed to the ground, and thousands of homes were no longer habitable.
The newly evacuated residents were traumatized, recalling the days of retreat in the bathroom, and their children were starving in the decreasing supply of food.
Some people say their children have not gone to school for many years.
In contrast, schools, businesses and government agencies continue to operate in western Aleppo, despite disruptions from time to time.
The most recent day the shops were busy and the restaurants were packed with people eating or drinking on the popular Aziziyeh Street.
When a shell hit the neighborhood, people ran for safety inside the building, leaving the window for fear of another barrage.
But an hour later, normal life returned.
Local residents say the government has arrested former rebels.
The held zezeid community on a hill overlooking much of the western part of Aleppo is a turning point.
From Bani Zeid, rebel militia fighters used to ignite with gas tanks, which could destroy several floors of a building.
Mohammed Yousef, 52, said: "We live in the best period in more than four years. year-
Old waiter in western Aleppo
Aleppo has had no electricity since 2012, and giant generators have appeared on government Streets
The private sector where people pay their electricity bills every week.
Last year, the government began to power traffic lights.
Use the solar control area to place mirrors pointing to the sky at each intersection.
Tony, a man who only revealed his name, said: "We want to win as Aleppans so that Aleppo can return to normal life . " He had a cup of tea at a government cafe.
The explosion echoed in the distance, controlling the city center of Aleppo. In government-
Assad's supporters have already touted Aleppo's progress on social media, calling it a full military victory for Assad in the war.
But even if the government wins in Aleppo, the conflict is far from over.
Much of the country remains out of government control, including those controlled by the Islamic State group.
Hundreds of armed rebel factions are likely to continue their rebellion with guerrillas. like tactics.
The 33-year-old Syrian television and film producer Basil Taha said that even if the city was re-occupied, it would not mean that the war would end.
Aleppo, who now lives mostly in Damascus, says the conflict in Syria is a battle between foreign forces.
"I'm happy about what happened in Aleppo," Taha said . " He is referring to the government's push.
"But if the battle in Aleppo is over, it will recover elsewhere.
Associated Press reporter Zeina Karam contributed to the report in Beirut.