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Syrian government forces storm markets and impose curfew in Jablah city

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Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2018/12/10 22:03

Latakia - SMART

Syrian government forces stormed markets in the city of Jablah in the Latakia governorate, Western Syria, and imposed a curfew, because stores in the market contain smuggled goods, according to the Syrian government forces.   

On Monday, pro-Syrian government media sources reported that customs officers, escorted by loyalist militias, stormed the city’s markets and imposed a curfew to confiscate goods that are smuggled from Turkey.  

The sources added that the locals were unsatisfied about the incident, especially that the Syrian government checkpoints allowed the entry of smuggled goods after the traders paid large amounts of money to the forces. The locals said that the Syrian government forces aim to loot the stores and not to implement laws.

Earlier, private bakery owners in the city of Latakia complained about imposing arbitrary penalties by the Syrian government consumer protection directorate, as the latter imposed penalties on 27 stores in the city of Tartus.