Aleppo is becoming the Stalingrad of Syria and this time it is the Russians destroying it
The Syrians and Russians are destroying much of what is left of Aleppo in order to reimposed Assad's government reach to what was once an important city inside Syria. Once utterly destroyed, who is going to pay to put it back together. The Arab countries are not going to do so and Syria does not have the money anymore. Russia is burning through its reserves because of the drop in the price of oil. The West is unlikely to pay for any restoration as long as Assad remains in power. It has become a fight over the rubble.
Residents and rescuers described the bombardment as among the worst yet in the five-year war.