Members of Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade in Aleppo, on October 25, 2013
Members of Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade in Aleppo, on October 25, 2013 © Karam al-Masri - AFP/File
Members of Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade in Aleppo, on October 25, 2013
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Last updated: April 2, 2015

Al Qaeda-backed rebels seize post on Syria-Jordan border: monitor

Banner Icon Rebels backed by Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate seized control Wednesday of the last border crossing with Jordan that had been under the control of the Damascus regime, a monitor said.

"Armed groups, joined today by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, took over the Nasib border point from regime soldiers" on the Syrian side of the frontier, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Abdel Rahman said regime troops had withdrawn from Nasib, leaving no Syrian government presence along the entire border with Jordan.

There was no immediate information on any casualties.

The Jordanian government had said earlier that it had closed the crossing on its side of the frontier to both travellers and goods.

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