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Syria: Albukamal crossing on border with Iraq reopened in ceremony01:53

Syria: Albukamal crossing on border with Iraq reopened in ceremony

Syrian Arab Republic, Albukamal
September 30, 2019 at 20:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five years after being captured by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the Albukamal border crossing between Syria and Iraq was reopened for trade and travel at a ceremony on Monday.

Syrian and Iraqi flags and images of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad were seen at the crossing. Governor of Anbar province Ali Al Dulaimi and Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad al-Rahmoun were present at the event.

The border crossing was retaken in 2017 by Iraqi forces backed by an international coalition.

Syria: Albukamal crossing on border with Iraq reopened in ceremony01:53
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Five years after being captured by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the Albukamal border crossing between Syria and Iraq was reopened for trade and travel at a ceremony on Monday.

Syrian and Iraqi flags and images of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad were seen at the crossing. Governor of Anbar province Ali Al Dulaimi and Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad al-Rahmoun were present at the event.

The border crossing was retaken in 2017 by Iraqi forces backed by an international coalition.

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