September 29, 2018 / 10:14 AM / 17 days ago

Jordan denies reopening of Nassib border crossing with Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Jordan denied on Saturday an announcement by Syria that the Nassib border crossing between the two countries had reopened, a government spokeswoman said in a statement.

Syrian forces of President Bashar al Assad are seen in the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in Deraa, Syria July 6, 2018. Hezbollah Media/Handout via Reuters

“Jaber Nassib crossing is still closed. It hasn’t reopened yet for movement of goods and passengers,” the statement quoted government spokeswoman Joumana Ghonaimat as saying.

Reporting by Suleiman Khalidi from Amman; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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