Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria



Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria Baghdad: Iraq on Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.

Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early Wednesday with a three-metre concrete wall blocking the entry while “forces of the Syrian opposition still hold control of the other side of the checkpoint," Xinhua quoted the source as saying.

The source did not specify the reason of closing the checkpoint and when it would be re-opened.

Syria has been wrecked by violence since March 2011 when the anti-government protests broke out.

The Iraqi-Syrian border measures about 600 km.

IANS