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In eastern Ghouta, rural Damascus, the people wishing to establish title to their properties are facing several challenges and are developing many concerns, represented by the possibility of being either prosecuted or arrested by the Syrian security services, which triggered a number of them to pay large sums of money in bribes to employees at governmental institutions in return for facilitating the process of establishing title. However, the majority of the people are incapable of proving their ownership of the properties they bought in the wake of the opposition armed groups’ control of the area, which lasted...
A number of Syrian security services and military forces seized several properties and houses in the city of al-Rastan, Homs, and turned them into headquarters. The confiscated real estate belong to opposition figures, who have been evacuated from the area towards Syria’s north under a settlement/reconciliation deal with the Syrian government. According to the field researcher of Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ in northern rural Homs, the Syrian National Security Bureau has seized Sha’alan al-Dali’s house in the city of al-Rastan and made it into a headquarter. Similarly, the Military Security Branch...
The Syrian regular forces and departments under the Syrian government are yet preventing the residents of the al-Yarmouk Camp region and the neighborhoods of Tadamon, al-Hajar al-Aswad and al-Qadam, near the capital Damascus, from returning to their homes. In addition to this, the Damascus Provincial Council closed down and sealed more than a hundred houses in these regions, while appropriation cases of houses in the town of Aqraba by officers of the regular forces were recorded, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ.  [1] On November 1,...