An Emirati delegation headed by the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Al Nahyan on January 4, 2023 made a visit to the Syrian capital, Damascus, and met the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al -Assad. This visit is the second to Syria after the return of diplomatic relations between the two parties late 2018.
On January 14, 2023, the Head of the Syrian regime issued Decree No. 2 of 2023 regarding that regulates the affairs of the children of unknown parentage.
On January 12, 2023, the Turkish forces targeted a joint location of the Syrian regime forces, Iranian militias, and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of "Al-Mayassa" of the Nubul district, which is located near the lines of contact with the city of Afrin, north of Aleppo.
An analytical report released by the Jusoor Center for Studies monitors the various stages that the Syrian issue went through during 2022, politically, militarily and economically. The report addresses the political process, the movements of the Astana track, the UN Security Council meetings on Syria, the policies of international actors, and others.
In 2013, Israel started launching air strikes on Syria, which fall within the strategy of the "Campaign between Wars (CBW)"; where it considers it necessary to weaken the capabilities of the enemy (Iran and its militias or military units) and respond to threats outside the borders.
The Syrian regime attached great importance to the army. It took the slogan “No sound is louder than the battle's one” as an instrument for harnessing all the material and human capabilities to serve the effectiveness of the army's operations in order to maintain its control over the country's areas. The regime also works hard to take advantage of the above-mentioned slogan to serve its regional a
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is a unique model for gaining resources; where it relied earlier on "spoils" and what was confiscated from its opponents. When these resources dried up, HTS moved towards smuggling and jumble sale. However, as soon as the above-mentioned resource ended up, Tahrir al-Sham began trading goods and controlling crossings.
The Syrian regime announced granting the license to a third cell phone operator in February 2022. Although the Syrian regime's government confirmed that the operating company is completely local under the name “Wafa Telecom”, an investigation in December revealed that the license was granted to a Malaysian company owned by an officer in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
With the advent of October 11, 2022, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will mark the eighth annuversary of its establishment, which was officially announced on this day in 2015 during a press conference in the city of al-Hasakah.
On December 24, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the National Defence Authorisation Act into law just before Christmas. It includes a mandate requiring US agencies to target the Captagon drug trade in Syria through developing a co-ordinated approach.
On December 21, 2022, the Syrian regime issued a conditional amnesty that pardons draft dodgers. It is claimed that such an amnesty would help Syrians who escaped the mandatory military service, whether if they are still inside the country or abroad. It also applies to penalties of misdemeanors.