The Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and Israel is ready for opening, Deputy Commander of the Russian Forces in Syria Lieutenant General Sergei Kuralenko told media on October 2.
“The border crossing is ready for opening and for launching operations. This comes due to a great effort carried out by the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic with the assistance of the Russian Aerospace Forces. This is first and foremost crushing terrorists in this region. Then a large group of officers worked together with representatives of the Syrian Armed Forces on implementing steps for post-conflict settlement,” Kuralenko stated.
Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that Israel was ready to open the Quneitra crossing with Syria, which is the only official crossing between the two sides.
In late September, reports appeared that Syria and Jordan may soon reopen the Nasib crossing between the countries. The Syrian government officially stated that it’s fully prepared for this move.
Conditions to re-open the aforementioned border crossings appeared after the Syrian military had fully cleared the southern part of the country from ISIS and other terrorist groups earlier this year.