Homs province: SOHR activists have reported that the Syrian government of the regime opened “Matraba” crossing on borders with Lebanon in Al-Qasir area in Homs province in the centre of Syria, under official presence of Syrian and Lebanese authorities, where this is considered the fourth territorial access between Lebanon and Homs city, and the sixth between Syria and Lebanon.
In Homs city, four territorial access crossings connect Lebanon with Syria, which are: Josiyah and Matraba crossings in Al-Qasir area, Qimar bridge in Talkalakh in Homs countryside and Al-Dabosiyah crossing.
In addition to Al-Arida crossing in Tartos and Jadidah Yabos crossing in Rif Dimashq, which is the most prominent crossing, therefore raising the number of crossings connecting Lebanon with Syria to six.
It is worth noting that the Lebanese “Hezbollah” and Iranian militias with the Syrian regime officially control the entire border line between Lebanon and Syria from Al-Qasir in Homs countryside all the way to Jorod Al-Qalmon.
The legal and illegal crossings are used in smuggling operations and trading in narcotics openly, in addition to transporting weaponry from Syria to Lebanon.