The Syrian government has decided to increase the prices of fuel and gas as a result of the tough U.S. economic sanctions on the country.
The decision raised the prices of high-octane fuel by 15 percent, home cooking gas by 30 percent, and industrial gas by 50 percent.
The increase is the second within two and a half months.
The Syrians have been suffering from a crunching economic crisis due to the long-standing war and the U.S. economic sanctions.
The current increase in fuel and gas prices is expected to impact the prices of basic commodities and transportation. ■