Assad appears on new Syrian currency

New Syrian pound features Assad for first time

Speaking on the development, the Syrian Central Bank Governor Duraid Durgham said that the notes were printed years ago but the decision to put them into circulation was delayed "due to the circumstances of the war and exchange rate fluctuations".

The head of the Central Bank of Syria Duraid Durham on Sunday announced the introduction of a new 2 thousand Syrian pounds banknote, which depicts a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad.

2000 Syrian pounds - about $ 4.

Durgham said it was now time to put the new note into circulation due to the wear and tear of existing notes.

These notes mark the first time Assad's face will appear on a banknote since he took office 17 years ago.

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Syria's currency has crashed as the country's seven-year-long war rages on.

The value of the Syrian pound has plummeted over the course of the country's war, depreciating by around 90 percent against the USA dollar since the conflict erupted in March 2011.

The largest bill in circulation had been the 1,000 Syrian pound note, which featured Syria's former president and Bashar's late father, Hafez al-Assad.

Inflation has also soared, reaching an all-time high in 2013, at over 120 percent. It is circulating in Damascus and a number of other provinces. In 2016, it was estimated that the inflation rate sat around 50 per cent.

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