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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The loss of the Sweida-Jordan border on Wednesday night is the biggest setback suffered by the once US-backed rebels in southern Syria since the start of this conflict.

With nearly 57km of border territory conceded to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) in less than 16 hours, the Free Syrian Army’s Ahmad Al-‘Abdo Brigade’s were forced to abandon their posts and retreat across the Jordanian border.

As a result of their losses on Wednesday, the rebel forces have essentially given up on the Al-Sweida Governorate after more than a year of occupying the eastern part of the province.

For the Syrian Army, the capture of the Al-Sweida Governorate’s border with Jordan means the renewal of commerce with the regime in ‘Amman after more than two years of not sharing a crossing.

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“renewal of commerce with the regime in ‘Amman ” are you serious? Jordan was/ia housing USA/CIA and FSA/IS/HTS/ABC… for the purpose of training/arming/supporting their war on Syria and now Syria should trade with them like nothing happened?