Ain't technology grand?
Here we have a Google Earth image taken from space of the present field of battle in Aleppo.
In the upper left corner you see the citadel of Aleppo, a medieval structure standing on its hill above the old city. It is within government lines.
In the lower right corner you see one end of the runways at Aleppo International Airport. The airport is also within government lines.
The space between is about 1.5 miles at most.
There is a wide highway that connects the two map objects.
The space between these objects is jihadi held, as is a patch of remaining jihadi territory both north and south of the broad airport road. There is constant pressure now on this remaining jihadi enclave from various directions as THE PEOPLE flee toward and into government shelters
IMO the final blow to jihadi hopes and dreams will likely be in a drive astride the airport highway and using the open ground south of the road with the objective of reaching the citadel and cutting the jihadi zone in half yet again. pl