Subjects – Syria Report



Damascus International Airport has resumed flights after being hit by an Israeli airstrike on October 12, while the Aleppo International Airport remains - at the moment of publishing - out of service after coming under Israeli fire twice, on October 12 and October 14. It appears flights in Aleppo airport will resume Wednesday 18, since two flights to Erbil and Sharjah are  scheduled that day, according to Flightradar24. 
A decision by the Syrian government to shift phosphate exports handled by the Port of Lattakia to the port of Tartous has highlighted tensions between the foreign private operators of these ports and the government. Syria holds the fourth or fifth largest rock phosphate reserves worldwide.
On September 14, police authorities in Dubai seized a shipment containing 86 million captagon tablets with an estimated street value of USD 1 billion. 
The Syrian government has licensed two Saudi-owned companies to invest in Syria’s phosphate, fertiliser, and cement sectors, a rare instance of Saudi investments in the country since the 2011 conflict began. The decision is also a notable development given that, until now, Damascus has largely reserved the phosphate and fertiliser sectors to its traditional allies. 


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Syria's gas sector, covering the industry's status before and after the conflict, pipeline projects, gas output during the conflict, and foreign investments.


Import, export, and trade of construction materials and metal sheets; and trade of clothes, cars, machinery, and medical supplies.