Smart card for fuel distribution | Fuel crisis hits regime-held areas, and long queues of vehicles at gasoline stations to fuel up
SOHR eyewitnesses have reported seeing a considerable congestion at gas stations in the capital Damascus and countryside, while the rest of the Syrian provinces have witnessed less congestion, as a result of the government’s decisions regarding the distribution of gasoline via the smart card. Hundreds of meters long lines of cars and vehicles were seen waiting in a queue.
Syrian provinces are witnessing the beginning of a fresh fuel crisis in addition to food crises and high prices.
Reliable SOHR sources said earlier that tens of civilians staged a sit-in near Al-Khudur square in Jaramana city in rural Damascus yesterday evening, demanding improvement of their living conditions. The demonstrators denounced the poor services, including the repeated blackout in the whole city and prevalent of garbage in its neighbourhoods.
The demonstrators have also demanded the relevant officials improve service facilities, especially with the heat wave which is striking Syria.
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.