On September 7, the Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Abdi, declared his forces had “full control” of the areas in Deir-ez-Zor province that had witnessed 12-day clashes between the US-backed SDF and some local Arab tribes.
The Syrian government recently inaugurated a new gas well in Palmyra that will help narrow the gap between supply and demand. It is the second such gas well to start production in recent months. Meanwhile, the government has contracted an otherwise little known company to invest in various oil and gas fields in Palmyra and around Deir-ez-Zor.
Northeast Syria continues to suffer from an acute water crisis driven by climatic and man-made factors.
The E.U. is suing Syria over its failure to repay decades-old loans from the European Investment Bank.
Only half of the funding requirements for Syria’s Humanitarian Response Plan were reached in 2022, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
A high-level government delegation visited the Deir-ez-Zor governorate to inaugurate projects worth millions of euros and pounds, highlighting the government’s increased interest in the province.