State TV broadcasts in Syria's east for 1st time in years

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The Lebanese leader Michel Aoun had praised the "agreement reached between the Jordanian and Syrian authorities to open the Nassib border crossing".

Jordan is heavily reliant on imports and foreign aid, much of which used to pass through Syria.

The crossing's closure in 2015 cut a transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Gulf, and Lebanon and the Gulf, in multi-billion dollar annual trade.

Jordanian taxi driver Imad Sariheen called the reopening of Jaber a source of "great happiness for all of us" which will help ease "economic hardships" caused by the closure of the crossing.

"The opening of the two land crossings... come as a message that the geographical and political map is changing", he said.

The ministry also called for ending the "aggressive" and "illegitimate" presence of the US forces in Syria, said state news agency SANA.

In August, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) returned to the border between Syria and the occupied territories and carried out a first patrol in the area, about four years after it was shuttered due to militant attacks.

Israel seized most of the Golan Heights in the closing stages of the 1967 Middle East War, and thwarted a Syrian attempt to retake it in 1973.

The U.N. oversaw Monday's reopening ceremony of the Quneitra crossing, on the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

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Syria and Israel remain technically at war, but the border has been quiet for decades before the Syrian conflict.

"The Naseeb crossing is a vital lifeline for trade between the two brotherly countries Jordan and Syria through them to other Arab countries", Jordan government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat said.

Liberman said that the UNDOF had begun to operate and patrol the area with the assistance of the IDF once again, announcing that as far as Israel was concerned, they were ready to open the crossing as before.

For his part, Muallem said that the terror groups were controlling the crossings, accusing the countries backing them of standing against the opening of the crossings. Soon after its reopening, Syrian business delegations were seen using the crossing.

The SDF, backed by the coalition, has ousted IS from swathes of northern and eastern Syria, including Raqa, the de facto capital of the jihadists' so-called caliphate.

Syrian students from Golan Heights had used this crossing ahead of the Syrian crisis to study in Syria as the government has provided them with exceptional facilitations to seek education in their motherland.

In July, the Iraqi forces worked to enhance the security situation on the border with Syria, installing cameras and flying drones to ensure the security against any threat from IS.

The area in Syria's Deir el-Zour province has been witnessing days of intense clashes between IS and SDF fighters amid bad weather and low visibility.

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