Over the past few days, fighting has slowed down in Damascus because both sides of the Syrian conflict are gearing up for the biggest battle yet in Syria. The fighting has now moved to Aleppo, Syria's second largest city.
The warfare has continued for months in Aleppo because it is the most important strategic stronghold in Syria. Aleppo is located in western Syria near the Turkish border. The Free Syria Army (FSA) rebels have received a new stockpile of artillery and supplies from Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
On the other hand, the Syrian regime is continuing to prevent the rebels from taking this city. Citizens of the town have been living in makeshift shelters in Aleppo University while the fighting has been going on for months.
Citizens have reported that the rebels go from town to town looting the Syrian people. The rebels claim that the regime is killing citizens with chemical weapons. Nevertheless, the fight for Aleppo will finally put an end to the blame game that both sides are playing in the media. The battle will determine whether or not President Assad will remain in power.