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    US supports the reopening of the Semalka border crossing between the Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish regions.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States supports the reopening of the Semalka border crossing between the Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish regions, US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State Brett McGurk said in a Twitter message on Thursday.

    "Welcome the opening of the border between the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and northern Syria for badly needed humanitarian trade and commerce," McGurk tweeted.

    On Tuesday, the border reopened after three months of closure caused by tensions between the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD).

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