My heart is heavy……such a brief moment in my life but I can’t let it go
The Syria-Jordan border has been closed after 48 hours of sustained fighting between government forces and Syrian rebels. More info:
Jordan closed its main border crossing with Syria on Monday after two days of fighting there between Syrian troops and rebel fighters, Jordan’s information minister said.
Border traders said passengers were turned back at the Jordanian border crossing of Jaber and prevented from entering in the first such closure of the crossing since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule started two years ago.
“The border post is effectively closed because there have been clashes since yesterday and they are continuing,” minister Samih Maaytah told Reuters.
While some have assumed that the Syrian conflict was reaching an end, following massive land gains by the Syrian rebels in recent weeks, the events of the last 24 hours serve as a reminder that the battle between President Bashar al-Assad and his opposition is far from over.