Prices of food and fuel increase in the city of Al-Bab, Aleppo, Northern Syria, coinciding with the Afrin battle.
A trader, called Abu Abdu, said that reason behind prices' increase is monopolizing goods by traders, while the roads to Afrin and Manbij are closed due to military operations.
Al-Bab local council issued a decision to limit this increase that prevents goods' monopolization by traders and demanded to suspend pricing for the council to monitor the process. The council also imposed a penalty that ranges from fines to imprisonment if the traders monopolized goods, according to the head of the council's legal office, Muhammad Fares. Al-Bab city is densely populated due to its calm security situation and the arrival of thousands of displaced families to the town, which increased the real estate prices and caused the spread of random and famous markets.
Characters by appearance: 1- A trader from al-Bab, called Abu Abdu. 2- A fuel trader, Muhammad Abu Ramadan 3- The head of Al-Bab local council's legal office, Muhammad Fares.