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Iraq, Syria discuss reopening border crossings

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (L) with Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari (R)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem discussed "speeding up" the reopening of border crossings with Iraq in a meeting with Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Damascus, the Syrian state news agency SANA said on Sunday.

Near Syria's border with Iraq, the US military has closed the main Damascus-Baghdad highway, though there is a smaller crossing at Albu Kamal further east that is presently open only for government or military traffic.