Report: Syria closes border crossing with Lebanon

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June 20, 2007 18:18

Syrian authorities on Wednesday closed a border crossing with northeastern Lebanon without giving a reason, Lebanese security officials said. The closure of the Qaa-Jousseh crossing left only one land border crossing between the two countries open - the main Beirut-Damascus link at Masnaa in the eastern Bekaa Valley. Syrian authorities closed two other crossing with northern Lebanon after the May 20 outbreak of fighting in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared where Lebanon troops are battling Fatah Islam militants.


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