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UN Security Council vote leaves one crossing open between Turkey, Syria

The decision has closed another border point after weeks of disagreement between Russia and other member states.
A Turkish military convoy is seen parked near the town of Batabu on the highway linking Idlib to the Syrian Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, on March 2, 2020. - The Syrian government pledged to repel Turkish forces attacking its Russia-backed troops in northwestern Syria as tensions spike between Damascus and Ankara. Since December, Syrian regime forces have led a deadly military offensive against the last major opposition stronghold of Idlib, where Turkey supports some rebel groups. Damascus said i

The UN Security Council voted to allow one border crossing to remain open to rebel-held Syria via Turkey this weekend. The decision ended weeks of disagreement between Russia and China on one side and other council members and humanitarian organizations on the other.

The council voted to keep the lone crossing open on Saturday, with Russia and China abstaining, the Associated Press reported.

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