Besham: War-torn Syrians have turned missile shells into heaters to escape the blood-curdling cold.
In Idlib province, a man named Jassar al-Shigar recycled a missile in his house and turned it into a heater because he could not afford a heater. The missile was found near his home, which has been replaced by a blacksmith.
Heaters and fuels are out of reach of the common man due to constant war, poverty, and unemployment. However, local blacksmiths are carefully unloading rockets and missiles with a circumference of 28 to 32 cm and turning them into heaters. Their ammunition is sold to local miners for quarrying and tunneling. But all this work is going on without any supervision and could lead to a major accident.
Thus, very low-cost heaters are being made which cost 15$ and the price of a normal heater in the market is close to 100$. Now the cylinder-like heater is filled with wood, sawdust, paper nylon, etc, and burned. However, Syrian pyrene oil is also burning, which is easily found.
Similarly, refugees are forced to burn coal in the heaters of their camps. On the other hand, experts have described the whole process as extremely dangerous. According to him, the particles of ammunition in the missile can also be very harmful.