Before the beginning of Syrian crisis, Aleppo was Syria’s economic hub, accounting for a large chunk of Syria’s national GDP. After the city was seized by armed groups, including Islamist fanatics, many Aleppo-based businesses and factories ceased to operate, and were destroyed as a result of fighting.
The city was recently liberated by pro-government forces, after armed opposition groups agreed to a withdrawal deal. A range of groups assisted in Aleppo’s liberation, including Liwa al-Quds, a Palestinian militia.
The Syrian government recently agreed on measures to restore Aleppo to its former glory, and develop the city’s infrastructure.