The bread crisis in Syria has reached new levels, with the regime prohibiting the restaurants in Damascus from using "supply bread".
In Syria there are two main kinds of bread. The first is called the "normal bread" and is produced at government and private bakeries for a price of 15 SP per bag. The other is the "tourist bread" sold at the price of about 135 SP.
Al-Watan newspaper, owned by Rami Makhlouf, the cousin of Bashar Assad, reported from the director of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection office in Damascus that consumer protection units have been instructed about a new procedures that prohibits the supply of thr normal bread to Damascus restaurants, including fast food shops.
The director said the new restrictions have been applied to various shops, and that some bread, sold at higher prices, has been found in the market.
Since the regime decided to suppress the revolution of Syrian people, Syria has experienced a general bread crisis. Sometimes finding bread is impossible and the price of a bag has been as high as 500 SP. People queue in front of the bakeries for hours.
As for the besieged regions, bread is completely banned, with regime checkpoints prohibiting the passage of bread in to these regions. Besieged inhabitants have forgetten the taste of bread – even how it looks.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer