Turkey closes Syrian border crossing after rebels plunder trucks
After Syrian rebels allegedly robbed 30 trucks carrying goods from Turkey into Syria, Turkish officials announced the closure Saturday of a Syrian-Turkish border crossing, TRT Haber reported.
The crossing at Cilvegozu would be shuttered in response to the attack, said Celalettin Lekesiz, governor of the Turkish state of Hatay. He said it was unclear when the crossing would reopen.
Nine trucks were set on fire in the attack. Food and medicine were stolen from other trucks, the drivers of which had been waiting days at the crossing.
Syria's rebels have been making advances in recent days, taking control of multiple border crossings between Syria and Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.