Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Jordan

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Syrian rebel fighters. File photo

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – On Wednesday, Syrian rebels reportedly controlled a border crossing with Jordan after clashes with pro-Assad forces. 

Military sources told ARA News that the crossing of Nasib at the Syrian-Jordanian border is seized by the rebels following fierce clashes with regime army forces.

“Our fighters were able to seize the Nasib crossing after forcing pro-Assad militias to withdraw from the area,” said Muhammad Horani, a member of the opposition-linked Free Syrian Army (FSA).  

“The liberation of the Nasib crossing was a result of a strategic operation by several rebel factions,” Horani told ARA News on the phone. 

The fall of the crossing in the hands of the rebels was also acknowledged by Syrian security officials on Wednesday. 

Rebels of The Southern Front (mainly active in Qalamoun and Daraa provinces) were engaged in sporadic battles against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the recent months. Seizing the Nasib crossing at the Jordanian border is considered one of the major gains of the rebels in southern Syria. 

 

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

Source: ARA News 

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