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Aleppo residents struggle as currency tumbles

Prices of basic goods skyrocket in Syrian northern city as pound losses 80 per cent of its value.

Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 17:03
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Prices of basic goods - such as food and fuel - have been rapidly increasing in Syria, as the local currency continues to depreciate amid the civil war.

The Syrian pound has lost 80 per cent of its value since the conflict began more than two years ago.

Local businesses and traders have been forced to find new ways to get by.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from northern city of Aleppo.

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