Syria regime retakes key Jordan border crossing: Monitor

Syria’s regime and its Russian ally Friday took control of Nassib a key southern border post with Jordan. (File photo: AFP)

Syria’s regime and its Russian ally Friday took control of a key southern border post with Jordan, a monitor said, more than three years after it was seized by rebels.

“Cars carrying Russian military police and representatives of the Syrian government’s border administration entered the Nassib crossing without a fight” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The move came as rebels said they were close to a deal with Moscow over a handover of territory in southern Syria, two weeks after the launch of a Russian-backed regime offensive.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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