Lebanon News

May 10, 2015

Daily Star oif Lebvanon: BEIRUT: Forty-three Lebanese truck drivers arrived in Beirut Friday after being stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than a month.

Over 200 truckers were stuck abroad when Syrian rebels took control of Jordan’s Nassib border crossing in early April, prompting Amman to shut its border with Syria.

Thirty-nine others returned to Lebanon last week. Around 100 drivers are still stuck in Saudi Arabia, 60 in Jordan and 15 in Kuwait.

The Nassib crossing had been the last safe passage from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon before the rebels, who included the Nusra Front, gained control of the crossing.

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