An vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan reopened on Saturday for the first time in years, Syria’s state-run data firm reported, together with that the transfer of autos and transit all through the border has begun.
The reopening of the Naseeb border crossing would carry fundamental support to President Bashar Assad’s authorities by restoring a much-needed gateway for Syrian exports to Arab nations.
Rebels seized administration of the crossing in 2015, severing a lifeline and disrupting a major commerce route between Syria and Jordan, Lebanon and the oil-rich Gulf nations.
Syrian troops captured it in July this yr after rebels reached an settlement with Russian mediators to complete the violence inside the southern province of Daraa and quit the crossing.
The autumn of Daraa and recapture of Naseeb marked one different victory for Assad’s forces and signalled the return of his forces to the province the place the revolt in the direction of him began seven years previously, following successive military victories all through lots of the nation with the help of extremely efficient allies Russia and Iran.
The Naseeb crossing is of express significance as a result of it constitutes an important monetary artery for the neighbouring nations. It is the solely outlet that hyperlinks them with worldwide markets for his or her agricultural merchandise.
The Hala Akhbar data web page, linked to Jordan’s military, said preparations to reopen the crossing border with Syria weren’t accomplished however.