Subjects – Syria Report



Amnesty International has documented “large-scale and systematic violation of rights” in the detention system in northeast Syria. The detention network in AANES areas holds 56,000 people; 10,000 of them (mostly men) in 27 detention facilities, and 46,000 (mostly women and  children) in two detention camps: Al-Hol and Roj. The U.S. has played a prominent role in funding the vast detention network in the northeast. Since 2015 up till now, U.S. military funding to Syria has neared USD 2 billion.
Private sector electricity providers, using small power generators working on gas oil, are increasingly spreading across regime areas, after initially starting operating in the Aleppo governorate in 2013. Since then, they have expanded to the governorates of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Lattakia and Tartous.
A week after the visit of high ranking officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency to Damascus re-establishing official communications with the government of Bashar Al-Assad, the Atomic Energy Commission of Syria and the Russian state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Fish production has reached 13,000 tonnes this season, reaching pre-2011 levels. Syria's imports of fish and fishery products are expected to rise following the Central Bank of Syria's decision on February 18 to allow tourist establishments to import seafood and fishery items not available in the local market.



Hovag is a Damascus-based company that provides electric equipment and machines but also electrical engineering services.
Importing electrical and mechanical equipment, their spare parts, marine supplies, and foodstuffs.
Generating electrical energy, transferring electrical energy from generation facilities to the distribution network, distributing electrical energy from conversion stations, distributing and selling electrical energy, operating electricity clearing operations, and purchasing electrical energy produced from generation stations.
Trade, import and export of building materials, sanitary ware, cladding and decoration supplies, furniture, electrical tools, lighting, batteries, cables, electric generating sets, solar energy, cellular devices and their accessories.
Import and export of building materials, household and electrical appliances, alternative energy devices and foodstuffs; providing consultation services; contracting; installing equipment and machinery, alarm and internal monitoring devices, air conditioning works, electrical and sanitary installations, sewage systems, towers and metal installation.