Tens of truckloads of fuel reach Syrian gov’t areas from Kurdish-led region
Tens of truckloads of fuel reached the government areas coming from the Kurdish-held region in northeastern Syria amid acute fuel shortage in the country, a war monitor reported on Tuesday.
The fuel reaching the government areas from areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is little in quantity to suffice the needs of the country, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based watchdog group said fuel crisis in Syria has been exacerbating since November of last year when the fuel coming from Iran and Algeria was halted.
The fuel crisis is the result of the renewed U.S. sanctions on Syria, which were tightened through the latest set of sanctions imposed on the country in March of 2019.
The sanctions covered the ships that were bringing fuel to Syria since 2016 in a bid to further suffocate the country economically.
Moreover, the halt of the Iranian credit line to Syria six months ago was a main cause to the fuel shortage, according to the newspaper. Since that time, the country has become in need of massive liquidity to cover for halting the Iranian credit line.
As a result, the country has suffered over the past six months to secure fuel as the costs are a huge challenge. Enditem