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Syrian banks could be running out of cash, says UN refugee agency

The UN refugee agency UNHCR has said Syrian banks may be running out of cash, Reuters has reported. "We've heard reports that many of the banks have just run out of money," UNHCR's chief spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a UN briefing in Geneva. "I just have a report from our staff that says state and private banks are reported to be out of funds. Whether this is all banks, I don't know," she said.