Syrian army, allies gain control over part of border with Jordan

Syrian army, allies gain control over part of border with Jordan

The Russian General Staff announced that the Syrian government troops have established control over a part of the country’s border with Jordan.

The Syrian army now controls 105 kilometers of the Syria-Jordan border and has already installed nine checkpoints, the commander of the Russian grouping in Syria, Col. Gen. Sergei Surovikin said.

“As part of the advance of the Syrian army and militia on Daesh’s positions, the control over 105 kilometers of the Syrian-Jordanian border has been restored.”

“The efforts of the government forces on establishing full control over the Syrian-Jordanian border and the border with Iraq continue,” he said.

He added that a reconciliation process between tribes controlling the area is underway.