“Ayn al-Arab –Kobane- crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border was handed over to the Syrian Arab Army,” the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news channel reported on October 17.
Minutes after the al-Mayadeen report, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released photos showing SAA soldiers raising the Syrian flag over the crossing and deploying inside of it.
The crossing is one of the main routes on the Syrian-Turkish border. Due to the unrest in Syria, the crossing remained closed for most of the conflict.
The deployment of Syrian and Russian forces reportedly stopped a Turkish-led attack on the town.