Members of the Jordanian security forces check a vehicle at the Jaber border crossing (known in Syria as the Nasib border) after clashes broke out on the Syrian side of the frontier on April 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KHALIL MAZRAAWI
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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.A number of cars and trucks have been stuck in the area since Wednesday, Hakim said.Syrian rebels took control of the major southern crossing Wednesday night, a day after Jordanian authorities had announced shutting the borders, particularly the Jaber crossing. 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 Nassib crossing, two on Jordan's Jaber crossing and four were "out of reach". Ibrahim Tarshishi, head of the Bekaa Farmers Gathering, said he was informed about eight Lebanese truck drivers being held by Syrian militants at the Nassib crossing.Tarshishi added that now there were around 22 other Lebanese truckers who were stuck at Jordan's Jaber crossing.
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