Jordan-Syria border to reopen Monday after 3 years
17 October, 2018, 20:59
But they have sustained heavy casualties in the operation being conducted with US-led air support.
Syria calls on the UN Security Council "to conduct an global investigation into these crimes and to condemn them immediately, to stop their recurrence, to end the aggressive presence of U.S. and other foreign forces illegally present on the Syrian territory", the ministry stressed.
The 22-member Arab League froze Syria's membership following the start of the civil war in 2011, which was followed by sanctions and the severing of diplomatic ties.
Cars and trucks carrying passengers and merchants began crossing after the border was opened Monday morning.
"We are brothers. Our economy is connected to the Syrian economy", said Abdel-Salam Theyabat, the head of a Jordanian chamber of commerce. A plaque announcing the re-activation of the crossing was signed off with "Mercy to the martyrs and to Syria victory and peace".
Later, a Syrian economic delegation visited the crossing to discuss a number of issues between the two sides.
The crossing was first established at the end of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force was established to carry out the cease-fire between Israel and Syria, creating a demilitarized zone. It added that IS gunmen took civilians by force to areas in the last pocket they control.
The only crossing point between Syria and Israeli-occupied territory of Golan Heights has reopened for United Nations observers, four years after closing due to the civil war in Syria.
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Al-Jaafari said there is no reason not to open the border crossings between both countries, saying efforts are being exerted to reopen them as soon as possible.
The crossing brings billions of US dollars in trade revenue to Syria as well as neighboring and regional countries.
Syria and Israel remain technically at war, but the border has been quiet for decades before the Syrian conflict.
The crossing is the only conduit between Syria and Jordan and is also considered one of the most important land crossings in the Middle East as it was the main crossing for exports from Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria to the Gulf states and vice versa.
According to a report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, local communities in Gharanij town, as well as Bahra and surrounding villages, are hosting an estimated 5,000 (1,000 families) of the 7,000 people recently displaced in the Deir al-Zor governorate.
The return of the 1,000 some troops was made possible after Syrian government troops retook the Syrian side of the crossing in July, as part of a deal with rebel fighters brokered by Russian Federation.
Syrian state television footage showed the Syrian side of the crossing as being virtually empty, with just a couple of vehicles present.
Syria's war has killed an estimated 450,000 people and drawn in regional and global powers, leaving entire towns and neighborhoods in ruins. He said that would be the next target after the government resolves the situation in rebel-held Idlib.
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