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Syrian war redraws country's economic map

The Syrian war is not only breaking apart the country’s social cohesion, but also its economic unity.

Syria's long-running civil war has left the country in tatters, disrupting the economy and redrawing the trade map. More than 11 million people are either displaced or seeking refuge elsewhere, shifting the centers of power now and for the future.

Syria's economic figures show catastrophic total economic losses from the start of the conflict in March 2011 until the end of 2014 at $203 billion in constant 2000 prices, equivalent to 383% of the country's 2010 gross domestic product ($60 billion), Nassib Ghobril, head economist at Byblos Bank, told Al-Monitor. 

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