The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed over Kobane border crossing with Turkey to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), al-Mayadeen reported on October 17.
“Ayn al-Arab –Kobane- crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border was handed over to the Syrian Arab Army,” the Lebanese news channel reported.
Minutes after the al-Mayadeen report, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released photos showing SAA soldiers raising the Syrian flag over the crossing and deploying inside of it.
The crossing is one of the main routes on the Syrian-Turkish border. Due to the unrest in Syria, the crossing remained closed for most of the conflict.
Several units of the SAA, escorted by Russian forces, entered the border town of Kobane late on October 16 under the recent agreement between the Damascus and the SDF. The deployment reportedly stopped a Turkish-led attack on the town.