Fuel hardship in regime-held areas | Transportation suspended almost completely in Latakia and Tartus streets
SOHR sources have reported that the deteriorating fuel crisis in areas under the control of regime forces throughout Syria resulted in suspension of transportation almost completely in the streets of Tartus and Latakia provinces due to the acute petrol shortage. Meanwhile, cars and vehicles have been awaiting in long queues for nearly 12 consecutive hours. While the reasons behind the deterioration of fuel crisis in all areas under the control of regime forces, particularly Tartus and Latakia provinces, are attributed to the reduction of daily fuel allocations provided by regime government to the petrol stations in regime-held areas.
It is worth noting that the cities of Syrian coastline have been struggling with critical petrol shortage since the beginning of last week, as long lines of vehicles, reached a few kilometres long, were seen awaiting in front of petrol stations. In this context, SOHR activists have monitored stifling congestion in front of petrol stations in Tartus and Latakia provinces.
On Saturday, SOHR activists monitored long lines of cars and people and considerable congestion before fuel stations throughout Syria, as fuel crisis in regime-held areas was deteriorating, where people had to stay for long hours in order to get their allocations of fuel, along with ongoing poor transportation services. Moreover, considerable congestion were seen in front of bread bakeries due to the acute bread shortage at a time when regime-held areas were experiencing astronomically inflated prices. All these chronic crises sparked popular anger among the people in regime-held areas.
Furthermore, the Executive Bureau of Oil Department in regime-held areas reduced daily allocations of petrol and gasoline provided to petrol stations throughout Syria.