When Sanctions Backfire Syrian War Profiteers Cash In on Insurgency

EU sanctions were designed to undermine rich businesspeople propping up the Assad regime in Syria. But they are actually helping entrepreneurs with close ties to the government. Syrian profiteers are cashing in by buying up real estate at bargain prices and selling natural gas and diesel.
Von Nadia Bitar
Syria's war profiteers are cashing in on three things: real estate, heating gas and diesel. Here, a street scene in Damascus.

Syria's war profiteers are cashing in on three things: real estate, heating gas and diesel. Here, a street scene in Damascus.

Foto: KHALED AL-HARIRI/ REUTERS
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