Subjects – Syria Report



Following the massive leak of personal data of 3.3 million Syrians living in Turkey on July 4, the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has received calls “through its national counselling lines from Syrians expressing concerns that data leak may impact their safety,” Selin Unal, UNHCR Turkey spokesperson told The Syria Report.
This article dissects the main looting and trafficking trends throughout the conflict, modus operandi of the main actors, the legal context, the challenges to tackle this murky business, and the main gaps in accountability towards the traffickers and buyers of ill-gotten Syrian artefacts.
The state building efforts by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria have suffered a major setback with the postponement of local elections due to pressure by its main adversary, Turkey, and its main ally, the United States. The elections have been postponed until August, but given the political scenario, this may be the first of several delays or, even, an indefinite cancellation.


This 9300-word report presents a detailed account of international sanctions on Syria. It delves into the American and European sanctions programs, exemptions, and challenges in enforcing sanctions.