Iraq, Jordan reopen sole border crossing in defiance against terrorists

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August 31, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Iraq and Jordan have allowed traffic to pass through their sole border crossing of Trebil. The opening was viewed by officials on the Jordanian side of the border on Wednesday.

Iraq’s Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji said at the ceremony that the reopening marked another victory in the fight against ISIS.

“… we have told the world we are greater … than any terrorist group,” Araji said on ending the closure.

Iraq and Jordan have yet to announce when trucks and passengers could officially cross the border post. The governor of Iraq’s Anbar province, Mohammed al-Halboosi, revealed however some of the security concerns because of sporadic hit-and-run attacks by ISIS.

“.. we must make a plan … to protect the road from any Daesh movement,” Halboosi said, adding that truck traffic could resume instantly.

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