BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The fuel crisis in Syria has forced the Syrian government to issue rations on gas in order to deal with the ongoing sanctions that are greatly effecting the country.
Over the last two weeks, thousands of cars in cities like Damascus, Latakia, and Aleppo are forced to wait several hours to fill up gas as the lines often stretch 3-5km long.
With Iran under strict sanctions by the U.S., Syria has run into a serious fuel problem that has harmed almost the entire country.
The fuel crisis is not only effecting travel, but also providing electricity to homes in several large cities, including Aleppo, Damascus, and Homs.
Below are some photos showing the long lines to fill up gas in Damascus: