By Tyler Durden
A group of United Nations experts have produced a figure which puts a price tag on seven years of war in Syria in terms of overall destruction to the country: nearly $400 billion.
The UN just concluded a two day meeting of over 50 Syrian and international experts in Lebanon who met under the aegis of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
According to the AFP, the group of economic analysts concluded that the “volume of destruction in physical capital and its sectoral distribution” is estimated at more than $388 billion (334 billion euros).
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The ESCWA experts added that the figure does not include “human losses resulting from deaths or the loss of human competences and skilled labor due to displacement, which were considered the most important enablers of the Syrian economy.” The group said it will produce a full final report of its findings later in September.
Source:: Zero Hedge