There seems little doubt that the R+6 has made up its mind to capture the rest of Aleppo city from the menagerie of jihadi and other rebel groups that hold the remaining parts of the city outside the area of government control. The exclusion of Aleppo City from the renewed temporary truce just announced is a key indicator.
The Borgist media are in full cry against supposed hospital bombings, shelling and the like. On the Newshour last night I watched the Spaniard who is operations director for Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) state that the air attack against a hospital the night before had been made by "barrel bombs." This claim was directed at the government since a prevailing meme about "barrel bombs" is directed continuously at the government. The attack took place after 10 PM local time. It was obviously dark. How does he know that the instruments of destruction were "barrel bombs?" A bomb is a bomb from the point of view of those on the ground. Did the victims see helicopters? The rebels have also been shelling and gassing government and YPG Kurd held parts of the city, but that gets scant mention in the MSM.
IMO R+6 should get on with their drive to take the rest of the city ASAP. Re-occupation of the whole city will be a powerful symbolic victory for the government, will free up a lot of forces for use in Idlib Governorate, or on the Al-bab axis. to the NE of Aleppo City. pl