Syrian forces close to seizing Jordan border crossing: pro-Damascus commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Government forces in south Syria have advanced along the Jordanian border, seizing a string of villages, and will soon reach the strategic Nasib border crossing, a pro-Damascus commander said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: A Syrian opposition flag is erected at the Syrian-Jordanian border at the Nasib crossing in Deraa province, Syria August 27, 2017.REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir/File Photo

The Syrian army and allies in Deraa province arrived at the frontier on Thursday and “within a short period of time, they will reach the crossing”, the commander in the regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams

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