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Syrian opposition 'interim government' takes control of Bab al-Salameh border crossing

The Free Syrian Army has handed over the administration of the Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey to the co-called Syrian Interim Government, in what could positively impact the opposition on many levels.
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ALEPPO, Syria — Al-Jabha al-Shamiya (the Levant Front) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), stationed in the areas liberated during Operation Euphrates Shield in the countryside of Aleppo (also known as the liberated areas), handed over on Oct. 10 the Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey to the opposition’s Syrian interim government.

On the same day, interim Prime Minister Jawad Abu Hatab toured the Bab al-Salameh crossing with Levant Front commander Hossam Yassin, Deputy Defense Minister Abdul Jabbar al-Akidi and Haitham Afisi, the deputy chief of staff of the Ministry of Defense in the interim government.

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