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Syria to reopen Nassib crossing with Jordan on October 10

Nassib border crossing
Syrian state media said on Saturday the major Nassib border crossing with Jordan would reopen on October 10, three years after the trade route was captured by rebels and closed.

The closure of the crossing in 2015 cut an important transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Gulf, and Lebanon and the Gulf.

Syrian forces restored control over the route in July. 

The Jordanian government had denied that assertion, saying the two sides were still studying the reopening of the border between the two countries.

"Jaber Nassib crossing is still closed. It hasn't reopened yet for movement of goods and passengers," an official statement quoted Jordanian government spokeswoman Joumana Ghonaimat as saying.

Billions of dollars in annual trade moved through the crossing, in southern Syria, before fighting started in 2011 and its closure has hit the economy of Syria and its neighbors.
Last Modified: Saturday، 29 September 2018 04:54 PM