Subjects – Syria Report



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.
The Syrian opposition has opened a new crossing with Iraq near the border with Jordan, enabling the flow of goods between the two sides of the border, the first such position currently under the control of the Syrian opposition.
The new governor for the province of Hassakeh, recently appointed by Bashar Al-Assad, is a former military and security official, known for his brutality against civilians.



The Syrian Interim Government is an alternative administration established by opposition groups on March 18, 2013.