Autonomous Administration reopens crossings with Syrian government-held areas

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Thursday, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) reopened the crossings between their areas of control and the Syrian government-held areas.

On May 24, the AANES issued a decision to close the crossings with the government areas of control.

Since March 21, the Syrian government has been closing three crossings, al-Tayha, Tabqa and Abu Asi, which link between government-held areas and that of the AANES.

Closing of these crossings has nothing to do with political disputes between the two parties, sources from AANES said in a previous statement to North Press.

The closure came in response to a Russian-Iranian conflict over benefits of the crossings, according to the sources.

Reporting by Khalaf Ma’o