Main border post between Jordan and Syria reopens after 3 years

A general view taken from the Jordanian Mafraq governate shows the border crossing Jaber. (AFP pic)

JABER: The main border crossing between Jordan and war-torn Syria reopened Monday after a three year closure, an AFP photographer reported.

The black metal border gate was opened from the Jordanian side of the crossing at 8.00am (0500 GMT) as more than a dozen police and customs officials stood nearby, the photographer said, while several cars bearing Jordanian license plates queued on the Syrian side ready to roll in.

The border crossing, known as Jaber on the Jordanian side and Nassib on the Syrian side, was a key trade route before Amman closed it after the post was overrun by rebels in April 2015.