File - A boy holds a bag of bread in his mouth as he sits on a bicycle in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus October 31, 2013.REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Regime-held areas of Syria faced a transportation crunch Monday after the government's decision to raise prices on fuel, in an apparent bid to eliminate two-tiered pricing system that had led to shortages and rampant smuggling.The government announced the price hikes, which covered diesel, butane gas and bread, late Saturday, a public holiday. The price of a packet of bread, weighing just under 1.5 kilograms, rose from SP 25 to SP 35, while a canister of butane gas jumped from around SP 1,100 to SP 1,500 . Pro-regime social media also reported the sudden price hikes in a number of cities.
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