Following the ousting of the military security-linked Falhout group in Suwayda province last week, operations against other Damascus-linked militias are cautiously moving forward.
A militia in Suwayda province linked to Syrian military intelligence was eliminated this week after local Druze groups attacked and took control of its headquarters. What happened, and what might the future hold?
In Suwayda, ‘organized gangs’ serve as an arm of Damascus and violence threatens to ignite interfamilial conflicts
In Suwayda, ‘organized gangs’ serve as an arm of Damascus and persistent lawlessness threatens to ignite interfamilial conflicts, while the success of community initiatives to keep the peace varies.
Anger and confusion erupt over the Syrian government’s decision to ration bread through the smart card
In recent months, the smart card system has been expanded to include a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.
Mutual kidnapping campaigns between Daraa and Suwayda province have spiraled into retaliation and revenge, further fueling sectarian strife between the two provinces.
On February 1, the Syrian government launched its initiative to expand the “smart card” system to include subsidized prices for rationed quantities of tea, rice, and sugar.
On January 12, the value of the Syrian pound plunged past the symbolic 1,000 mark, trading at SYP 1,020 to the dollar on the black market.
AMMAN- The number of kidnappings in Suweida governorate has sharply increased in the last four months, frightening a governorate which stayed relatively quiet during the Syrian civil war.
For around five years, Judi Arash lived under siege in a bombed-out, encircled rebel-held area of northern Homs that, at one point, was restricted to just three square kilometers.As a respite, she threw herself into her job as a journalist, choosing to report on the conflict unfolding around her.
The other side of the border: In southern Syria, promise of Naseeb border rings hollow for civilians mired by rising prices
A man sells fish in Daraa city in October. Photo [...]