Damascus | Fight outside bakery leaves three people wounded in Al-Dwel'a area • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Damascus | Fight outside bakery leaves three people wounded in Al-Dwel’a area

SOHR sources say that three people were injured as a result of a fight between civilians, which evolved into using white weapons, while waiting in a queue outside a bread bakery in the popular area of Al-Dwel’a south-east of Damascus. Meanwhile, members of the “National Defense” were deployed at the site to organize the bread queues outside the bakery.

It is worth noting that the Syrian regime-held areas are experiencing a severe bread and fuel crises.

As the Syrian pound keeps plummeting, it hit a new record low today against foreign currency as follows:

  • In Damascus: the selling rate is 3,200 SYP and the buying rate is 3,170 SYP against the dollar, while 3,856 SYP for selling and 3,815 SYP for buying against the euro.
  • In Idlib and Aleppo countryside: the selling rate is 454 SYP and the buying rate is 448 SYP against Turkish lira.

On the other hand, the price of one gram of 21 carat gold has reached 163,000 SYP per gram in Damascus.

Moreover, SOHR sources have reported that the residents are still forced to wait in long queues in front of bread bakeries in order to get their bread allocations, in the wake of shrinking flour and fuel allocations provided by regime government to bread bakeries.

The ongoing currency plunge, economic hardship and worsening living conditions in regime-held areas coincide with launching a campaign dubbed “We Can Rebuild It Together” by the regime security services with the aim of promoting the Syrian regime’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, who will “ironically” contest the presidential election supposed to be held in 2022.

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