Syrian Observatory of Political and Economic Networks

A knowledge graph of persons of interest inside Syria, including detailed information on family relationships and business ties.

This dataset contains a detailed knowledge graph composed by analysts from Obsalytics, a Canada-based activist group. Their methodology is based on open source research and documented below:

Data overview

Entity count:1,081 target entities · 1,081 searchable entities · 23,020 total
Entity types:
Public bodies262
25 countries · Show overview...
Publisher:Obsalytics non-official source

"We are a group of Syrian and Arab youth who, after the great sacrifices the Syrian people made during the second decade of the twenty-first century, decided to provide the Syrian people and their friends around the world with a tool that enables them to tie information together and weave knowledge to explore what connects the political, economic, social, security, and military actors in Syria in a step toward building a more just and healthy society"

Source data:data.opensanctions.org (FTM)
Collections:in OpenSanctions Default
Last changed:

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities10 MB
names.txtTarget names text file92 kB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format352 kB
source.jsonSource data7 MB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON84 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV263 kB

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Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Tadbir Kish Medical and Pharmaceutical CompanyCompanyIran
رانيا دباسPersonUnited Arab Emirates · Syria
Zuheir al-AssadPersonSyria
Karam al-AssadPersonSyria
MAXIMA MIDDLE EAST TRADING CO.CompanyUnited Arab Emirates · Seychelles
World Health Organization (WHO)OrganizationSwitzerland
Manal AL AHMADPersonSyria
Iyad al-AkhrasPersonUnited Kingdom · Syria
Tarif al-AkhrasPersonSyria