Drivers of commercial trailer trucks strand at the Nasib crossing, that has been closed since Tuesday, in the town of Jaber, north of Mafraq, Jordan, Thursday, April 2, 2015. AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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Suspected Nusra Front militants were holding around 10 Lebanese truck drivers hostage at a major border crossing with Jordan Friday, two days after rebel fighters seized control of it from the Syrian government.Speaking to The Daily Star, Seer al-Dinnieh Mayor Ahmad Alam said that eight trucks he owns were stuck with their drivers at the border. He explained that two were stuck on the Nasib crossing, two on Jordan's Jaber crossing and four were "out of reach". Syrian rebels took control of the major southern crossing Wednesday night, a day after Jordanian authorities had announced the shutting of the borders.With the takeover of the Nasib crossing, the Syrian government lost its last major crossing into Jordan, after rebels had taken control of the old customs "Jumrok Qadeem" crossing in October 2013 .
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