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Jordan closes border crossing as rebels, Al Nusrah Front advance

“Jordan has closed the Nasib border crossing with Syria after rebels, including the Al Nusrah Front, took control of the site.

Various rebel groups have claimed to taken over the border crossing, posting pictures and videos of their fighters overrunning the location. Fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are among them. 

‘Our fighters were able to seize the Nasib crossing after forcing pro-Assad militias to withdraw from the area,’ Muhammad Horani of the FSA told ARA News in a telephone interview. ‘The liberation of the Nasib crossing was a result of a strategic operation by several rebel factions,’ Horani explained.”

Source: Jordan closes border crossing as rebels, Al Nusrah Front advance | The Long War Journal

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