New Publication WPCS | Tribes and Power in Aleppo City | Ziad Awad

MEDirections is delighted to share a new Research Project Report from the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS). This publication is available in English and Arabic.

Throughout the war years in Aleppo, 2012-2016, many tribesmen from the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood established pro-regime militias that fought against the opposition factions controlling the eastern part of the city. With a strengthened connection to the regime and its Iranian backers, the leaders of these militias enhanced their political, economic and social positions both during and after the fighting had ended in the city.