Masnaa Border Crossing

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Coordinates: 33°42′10.32″N 35°55′26.57″E / 33.7028667°N 35.9240472°E / 33.7028667; 35.9240472

Masnaa Border Crossing
Carries Multiple Lanes of Traffic
Locale Masnaa, Lebanon
Daily traffic varies

The Masnaa Border Crossing is an international border crossing between the countries of Lebanon and Syria. It is completely land-based and links the customs checkpoints of Masnaa, Lebanon, and Jdaidet Yabous, Syria. An 8 km no man's land of desolate neutral territory buffers the distance between the border stations.[1] It is the primary crossing point between the countries, linking the capital cities of Beirut and Damascus.

Recent history[edit]

The border has been closed many times in its history and has been an ongoing subject of controversy, mostly due to its minor role in Middle Eastern hostilities. Most recently, on April 29, 2010, a US security delegation visited the crossing, causing concern from the Lebanese Government and Hezbollah militants operating out of Lebanon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arab League Travels to Beirut to Broker Peace". The National. 12 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Visit by US delegation to border area causes confusion". YaLibnan. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.