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Conflict prices have Syrians down at the heel

Soaring costs force some in Aleppo to be resourceful to survive, such as burning army boots for fuel.
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 15:48
Syrians are turning to imaginative methods, such as burning boots as fuel, in order to survive [Al Jazeera]

The price of basic goods in Syria has skyrocketed after nearly two years of conflict.  

Everything from cooking oil to petrol now costs several times what it did before the war began.

As a consequence, Syrians are now forced to recycle certain hazardous materials. Some residents of Aleppo have even been buring old army boots for fuel.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports from Aleppo, Syria.

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