EXPLAINER: Why has Syria’s economic crisis hit a new low?


              People queue up for gasoline in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
            
              People queue up for gasoline in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
            
              People queue up for gasoline in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
            
              Shopkeeper waits for customers in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
            
              Shopkeeper waits for customers in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
            
              Shopkeeper waits for customers in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
            
              People walk through a market in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
            
              A man carries gas canister in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
            
              A shopkeeper waits for customers in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
            
              A man buys black market fuel in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
            
              A man buys firewood in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
            
              A woman sits by a wood heater in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2022. Syria's economy has hit its lowest point since the country's civil war began nearly 12 years ago, with severe fuel shortages in both government and rebel-held areas, spiraling inflation and the Syrian currency hitting an all-time low on the black market. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
EXPLAINER: Why has Syria’s economic crisis hit a new low?