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Syria’s Oil Industry Largely Destroyed

Syria’s oil industry, like most of its industries, is in a state of collapse.  And even recent gains, according to analysts, won’t come close to bringing it back.   “We have great necessity to have oil production to make the economic wheel go forward,” said Afif Dalla, a political analyst in Damascus, but “I think in general we won’t be able to reproduce the [former levels of] oil production again at the same time of the existence of these terrorist groups.”   As long as...

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