Over ten Lebanese truck drivers were detained at Naseeb crossing between Syria and Jordan by armed militants controlling said crossing, NNA reported on Friday.
A number of other drivers fled the area which was under heavy shelling.
At least 30 Lebanese truck drivers are stranded on the Syrian-Jordanian border after rebels seized the Syrian side, prompting Amman to close a frontier crossing, a union said Friday.
“Between 30 and 35 Lebanese drivers and their trucks and refrigerated vehicles have been trapped in the free zone on the Jordanian-Syrian border since Wednesday,” Omar Al-Ali, head of the Lebanese refrigerated truck union, told AFP.
Ali said the drivers were trying to cross from Syria into Jordan, but were stranded after Amman closed the crossing.
A Lebanese government source said contacts were underway with Amman to “facilitate the entry of the drivers.”