Lebanon leader hails reopening of Jordan-Syria crossing

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan UN post with Golan

Two key border crossings with Syria's neighbors Israel and Jordan reopened Monday in an important achievement for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to rebuild the country.

Elnashra Lebanese news website had quoted a Syrian source as saying that "No agreement has been reached with the Lebanese side on all details related to the transit of trucks from Lebanon to Jordan through the Nassib border crossing".

Assad's government has been largely isolated by its Arab neighbours since the civil war broke out in 2011.

The Jaber-Naseeb border crossing was opened early Monday morning following a three-year closure.

According to an agreement between Jordan and Syria, the traffic of passenger and goods at the border crossing will resume daily from 5am to 1pm.

Jordan's state-run news agency, Petra, reported that "some investors" crossed to the Syrian side.

Israel captured the Golan Heights, some 1,200 sq.km. from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, and unilaterally annexed the plateau in 1981.

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On Sept. 11, the SDF and the US-led worldwide coalition announced the start of their operation to take the last remaining IS-held town in eastern Syria, located along the banks of the Euphrates River.

UNDOF had withdrawn from the area in 2014 when Al-Qaeda-linked rebels overran the area.

But that passage closed in 2014, three years into Syria's war, after jihadists of Syria's former A-Qaeda affiliate overran the area and the United Nations force withdrew.

Later, a Syrian economic delegation visited the crossing to discuss a number of issues between the two sides. The Kurdish-led forces, backed by US -led coalition air power, continue to battle IS militants in Hajin, a small pocket east of the river.

Al-Moallem said "real victory" will come when Syria recaptures its territory in full, citing areas in the north including Idlib province, still outside government control.

The SDF, backed by the coalition, has ousted IS from swathes of northern and eastern Syria, including Raqa, the de facto capital of the jihadists' so-called caliphate. "With the closure of the crossing over the past three years, the sector was exporting only 350,000 tons by sea, causing losses to farmers because they had to sell the remaining production at prices below 50 percent of the cost of production".

Separately, Syrian state said Sunday technicians have installed two transmitters to restore the broadcast of the terrestrial TV station and Voice of Youth radio to the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and surrounding areas for the first time in seven years.

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