Despite sporadic fighting, a crossing between forces of the Syrian regime and its opposition has reopened in Morek, near Idlib. Civilians have been allowed to use the crossing for the first time in three months.
The Jabir/Nasib border crossing between Syria and Jordan has finally reopened after being closed for three years. Both Syrians and Jordanians express their joy with this move, as it will increase trade between the two countries.
The Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghunaimat, announced that the Jaber/Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be reopened on Monday after final measures to reopen the border were agreed upon.
On Thursday, a Jordanian official announced that Jordan and Syria have held their first talks on opening the Nassib border crossing, a major border crossing point in southern Syria, after it was recaptured by the SAA last July.
Syrian refugees living in Turkey are returning home by the thousands for Eid al-Adha, and the border crossing facilities are working overtime to facilitate the process. The director of public relations and information in Bab al-Hawa crossing said that over 30,000 Syrians had crossed in the past week.
Due to the three-year closure to the Jordan-Syria border, the losses to the Jordanian economy have been massive. Over 171 registered companies on the border crossing have been out of business since 2015.