In the morning of November 20, a blast rocked the Syrian side of the Nassib border crossing between Syria and Jordan.
Brigadier Dirar al-Dandal, Daraa’s Police Chief, told Sputnik that the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been planted near a security point in the crossing. Despite causing some damage, the blast didn’t result in any casualties.
“Whoever planted the IED, his goal was to cause the greatest number of deaths and damage, but the losses were only material,” the police chief said, stressing that day to day operations at the crossing were not affected by the attack.
Following the attack, Syrian security forces conducting a thorough combing operation inside and around the strategic border crossing.
No side has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. ISIS remains the main suspect. Just a few days ago, the terrorist group claimed responsibility for an IED attack that took place some 35 kilometers to the north of the Nassib border crossing.
Syria and Jordan reopened the Nassib border crossing in September. The step was the result of major improvement in the relations between the two Arab countries. The border crossing contributes significantly to the economy of both countries.