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26 03, 2024
  • A truck targeted by the Jordanian Armed Forces while attempting to cross into Jordan from Syria carrying a load of drugs, 24/3/2021 (Jordanian Armed Forces)

How Suwayda became a drug-smuggling hub

By Karam Mansour|2024-04-09T14:22:14+02:00March 26, 2024|

In Syria’s southern Suwayda province, suspected Jordanian airstrikes hunt drug traffickers and kill civilians. Regime-linked gangs operate with impunity and smugglers ferry drugs over the border. Local armed groups fight back. How did we get here?

1 12, 2023
  • والدة محمد جلمود تلقي النظرة الأخيرة عليه في مستشفى الرحمة بدركوش في ريف إدلب، قبل دخوله إلى تركيا، 06/ 07/ 2023، (الناشط الإعلامي بهاء سويد)

Suffering in silence: Cancer patients in northern Syria at the mercy of the crossings

By Mustafa MustafaAladdin Ismail|2024-01-18T13:49:48+01:00December 1, 2023|

This investigation highlights how cancer patients across northern Syria are paying the price for the country’s faltering healthcare system. Cancer medications are scarce, northern Syria lacks specialized health facilities, and border crossing closures and difficulties of internal travel stand in the way of timely treatment.

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