SYRIA

Syria: The Cost Of War

As the Syrian civil war enters its fourth year, the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Services and Minister for Local Administration ‘Umar Ghalawanji puts the damage to the economy from March 2011 to date at S£3,250bn ($21.7bn): S£2,528bn ($16.9bn) in indirect costs and S£722bn ($4.8bn) in direct costs. This is up over $5bn from the $16.5bn figure PM Wail al-Halqi gave in October, but little more than a fifth on the UN’s $103bn...