Bab al-Hawa Crossing to Allow Russian Goods Entry to Opposition Areas

Border crossing connects Turkey with the Syrian rebel-held province of Idleb

Russian goods will now be allowed to enter opposition-held areas through the northern Bab al-Hawa border crossing following demand from Syrian merchants, the customs administration said in statement.

Local activists condemned the announcement, saying the Russian goods must be boycotted and are not to be welcomed in northern Syria.

The key ally of President Bashar al-Assad and the de-facto ruler of Syria has inflicted heavy defeats on the rebel groups as well as killing thousands of Syrian since September 2015.

This article was 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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