Kurdistan Region-Rojava border crossing fully reopened: Official 

The KRG previously announced the border would fully resume operations shortly.
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Faysh Khabur border crossing between Kurdistan Region and north-east Syria. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
Faysh Khabur border crossing between Kurdistan Region and north-east Syria. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region's border crossing with Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) has been fully reopened for travelers following a closure due to tensions in the region, the border management announced on Thursday. 

The Faysh Khabur (Peshkhabour) management said on Thursday that travelers could use the border crossing "as before", referring to the status quo before sympathizers of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacked Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) border guards at the gate. 

The KRG previously announced the border would fully resume operations shortly.

Protestors in December stormed the border crossing from the Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria (AANES) side, demanding that the KRG hand over the bodies of two PKK fighters. However, the KRG said it did not have those bodies.

The demonstrators held a sit-in with tents near the border and ignored the KRG's demands to move. Confrontations in December led to the injuries of multiple border guards. The KRG decided to close the border as a result. 

Nevertheless, it made exceptions to allow humanitarians and Syrians to return to or leave Syria following that closure. 

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Moreover, the KRG allowed some humanitarian aid and wheat to be transported to northeast Syria.