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Tuesday, August 02, 2005 

Lebanon-Syria border re-opens

The border has re-opened, and hundreds of trucks have finally been allowed through.

The sharply timed move will allow Lebanon's new Prime Minister to take the credit: he visited Damascus just one day earlier to deal with - the border issue.

They had been stuck for weeks, with Syrian officials citing security concerns: weapons were found in the border region last month; at the same time Syrian forces were battling with Islamist militants across the country.

The trucks had been crossing at rate of just a handful each day, but it seems the tension here is over.

i hope syria is charging these trucks fair fees for use of syrian roads as you know these are heavy trucks and their damage to the roads are higher than small cars ,in the united states heavy trucks pay higher fees and that should happen in syria at the border as roads in syria do not have tolls,may be they should.naim

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