Work was resumed at the Semalka border crossing in the countryside of Derik in the far north-east of Syria, after a five-day closure due to the snow that blocked the roads leading to it.
The administrator of relations department of Semalka crossing, Muhammad Khair Barjas said to North-Press that they have renewed the turns of a large number of travelers who have missed their trip during the days of the closure of the crossing.
Barjas pointed out that the number of travelers arriving from Kurdistan Region of Iraq daily ranges between 400 to 500 people, while the number of those departing ranges between 200 to 300.
The passenger Hadiya Ibrahim said that she tried to reach the crossing on Monday, but the roads were impassable due to the snowfall.
Semalka Crossing stopped operating during the past week, as a result of snowfall and the interruption of roads leading to it.
Moreover, Semalka is the only crossing between the regions of north-eastern Syria and Kurdistan Regional Government, it is adjacent to Faysh-Khabour point in Kurdistan Region, as the two sides linked by a floating bridge connecting the banks of the Tigris River.