Syrian Pound

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Syrian Pound

The currency of Syria. It was introduced after World War I under the French Mandate. It was first pegged to the French franc, then the British pound and finally the U.S. dollar. Now, the Central Bank of Syria sets official exchange rates, but these can vary widely from the black market exchange rates. There are restrictions in place on how many pounds can leave the country at a given time. It is known as the pound in English, the livre in French, and the lira in Arabic.
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"While the purchasing power of the Syrian currency has dropped following the Arab League decision, the exchange rate keeps going up: We now exchange every Dh1 with 14.52 Syrian liras. Few days back it was around 13 lira."
"Today's decision is aimed at making it very difficult to make any transactions in anything other than the Syrian lira," Yazigi told AFP, adding that the goal was to "control the exchange rate".
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The SDF fighters also asked for the payment of a sum of about 100,000 Syrian liras from any vehicle trying to leave the SDF-controlled region for Hasaka.
Another grandson gave her a wad of Syrian liras. "Pack these away before the Syrian checkpoint.
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