A portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen outside the Suran crossing point, close to the Syrian-Turkish border on September 25, 2019. / AFP / Maxime POPOV
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Syria has canceled a tender to exchange 100,000 tons of its durum wheat for the same quantity of soft Russian wheat for bread-making, and is shortly to announce another bid to procure supplies, a government source said Thursday.Hoboob bought 900,000 tons of local wheat this season, with a United Nations report this month saying Syria's wheat and barley crops improved this year, helped by rainfall and better security.The U.N. report estimated wheat production for the 2019 season at 2.2 million tons, up from the 29-year low of 1.2 million tons last year.
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