Semelka border crossing opens for civilians
The border crossing between Rojava and southern Kurdistan will remain open till 4 June.
The Semelka border crossing between Rojava and southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) had been closed on 14 March 2020 as part of measures to contain the outbreak and spread of coronavirus in the region. It was then opened only for commercial purposes.
On May 27, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria announced that Semelka would be open from 30 May to 4 June for residents of Rojava to come back from South Kurdistan.
People have started to return home with the opening of the border crossing. A group of people have crossed into Rojava from South Kurdistan after health checks at the scene today.
Civilians will be able to enter Rojava via Semelka till 4 June.