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Iranians Fuel Property Frenzy in Syria

The Iranian government is encouraging prominent Tehran developers to buy property in well-off Shi’ite majority neighborhoods in Syria’s capital, analysts and construction industry sources in Tehran said. “Entire neighborhoods have been purchased by Iran,” Syrian economist Khorshid Alika told VOA. During the early days of Syria’s civil war, Tehran kept Iran’s involvement in Syria mostly from public view. In recent months, though, the government-run media have been reporting how Iran has...

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