Syrian government soldiers arrived at the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in the southern province of Deraa, July 6, 2018. AFP / Mohamad ABAZEED
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The border crossing between Jordan and Syria will officially reopen Monday after being closed for three years, the two countries said Sunday, though it will not be open to traffic immediately.The Syrian government retook the area around the border crossing at Nassib in July during a weeks-long Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria. Since then, Syria's only normally operating frontier crossing has been with Lebanon, which itself has no other functioning borders.Technical teams from Syria and Jordan met on the Jordanian side and agreed on the final arrangements to open the crossing from Oct. 15, Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat said.
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