Sugar and tea disappear from Deir Ezzor market amid a suffocating crisis in the city

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Local sources told Deir Ezzor 24 network that sugar and tea have disappeared from the markets of Deir Ezzor for more than three days.

A person from the city who preferred to remain unnamed said that the reason behind the disappearance of sugar and tea in Deir Ezzor is because the wholesalers and senior officials of Assad have monopolized the two commodities, following the Assad regime’s decision to distribute sugar, tea and some other items through the (smart card), starting from the beginning of the next month, which opened the door for these traders to control and raise the prices of tea and sugar as they like.

This shortage coincided with a real crisis in the markets of Deir Ezzor, because of the rising U.S dollar against the Syrian pound, where last Saturday, January 18, 2020, the exchange rate reached 1260 Syrian pounds per dollar, which led to astronomical rise in all prices.