Through Afrin, a Commercial Crossing Between the Idleb and Aleppo Countrysides

A new crossing is boosting trade in the opposition-held northern parts of Syria, according to al-Hal

Transport cars bearing commercial goods began passing through the new al-Ghazawi crossing which connects between the northern Aleppo countryside and the Idleb province.

Media activist Basel Sabbagh told Al-Hal that transport trucks and fuel tankers crossed into Idleb province through the crossing south of Afrin to reach the city of Darat Azza and then the cities and towns of the western Aleppo countryside and Idleb.

Sabbagh added that the al-Ghazawi crossing is the second to be opened by rebel groups between the northern Aleppo and Idleb countrysides. A few days ago, the groups announced the opening of the crossing of Deir Boulat, which passes from the city of Afrin and links the city of Azaz with the city of Atmeh in the northern Idleb countryside.

The cities and towns of northern Syria had been suffering in recent weeks from a lack of fuel and an increase in the prices of products because of the closing of all routes between the northern Aleppo countryside and the Idleb province because of the battles which occurred in the city of Afrin and its countryside.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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