Fuel crisis in regime-controlled areas | Three people injured after disputes over priority to gas up their cars
Reliable sources have told SOHR that a fuel crisis is striking regime-controlled areas for days, but the situation has been noticeably deteriorated in the past two days. This deteriorating situation coincides with the closure of large number of petrol stations and the considerable congestion in stations where fuel is available.
According to SOHR sources, a fight erupted among several people while they were waiting in lines in front of a petrol station in the south of Al-Suwaidaa province. The fight evolved to skirmishes in which several gunmen traded fire, leaving three persons injured, two seriously. The injured people were taken to hospitals in the capital, Damascus.
It is worth noting that Al-Suwaidaa province has experienced a fuel crisis for ten days, as it is the case across the entire Syrian provinces, after shrinking the amounts of fuel supplies to these provinces.