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Syria, Iraq open border crossing along Euphrates river after IS defeat

Syria, Iraq open border crossing along Euphrates river after IS defeat

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Sep 2019, 04:17 pm

Al Bukamal, Syria, Sep 30 (Sputnik/UNI) Syria and Iraq have completed all preparations needed to reopen the border checkpoint between the towns of Al Bukamal and Qaim, a major crossing point that has been closed for years following the defeat of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), a Sputnik correspondent said on Monday.

The opening of the border crossing, scheduled for noon local time (09:00 GMT), will be attended by a number of officials from both countries, the correspondent reported. Afterward, civilian cars and trucks will be allowed to move freely.

This checkpoint and two others - between Iraq's Al Walid and Syria's At Tanf, and Iraq's Rabia and Syria's Al-Yarubiyah -were closed between 2013 and 2014 after IS terrorists gained control over them.

Syria, Iraq open border crossing along Euphrates river after IS defeat

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