TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A border crossing on a vital highway linking the capitals of Iraq and Syria, seized by Daesh terrorists in 2014, re-opened on Monday, a report said.
On Monday, an AFP video journalist saw trucks hauling cargo across the terminal, which lies on a major highway connecting Baghdad and Damascus.
Close to the Euphrates river in Iraq’s Anbar province, Al-Qaim faces Albu Kamal in Syria’s vast eastern region of Deir Ezzor.
It is the only crossing between the two countries controlled by Syrian forces on one side and Iraqi troops on the other.
Iraqi forces backed by the Hashed al-Shaabi troops declared victory over the terror group in late 2017.