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Desert route between Jordan and Iraq reopens

Following two years of terror, trade restarts across the Karama-Trebil border crossing, where once 2,000 tons of freight a day used to move.

FOLLOWING TWO years of closure, contact resumes across the only land crossing between Jordan and Iraq. At the end of September, Amman and Baghdad celebrated the reopening of the border crossing between the two countries, which had been closed since 2015, in response to ISIS militia targeting Iraqi positions with truck bombs and suicide bombers. Two years of total shutdown, which also allowed and helped coalition forces in their military operations against the self-proclaimed Caliphate.

Two years that ended when a convoy of 20 trucks crossed the border on October 1st. In mid-August, Iraqi Defence Minister Irfan al Hayali had announced the possibility of resuming trade relations with Jordan.

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