Syrian Army Gains Control Over Checkpoint on Border With Jordan

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According to the Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the Syrian army established control over the checkpoint of Abu Sharshouh on the border with Jordan.

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – The Syrian army established on Friday control over the checkpoint of Abu Sharshouh on the border with Jordan and raised the national flag over it, the Al Mayadeen broadcaster said.

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