Syria Prevents Trucks from Heading to Lebanon via Abboudiyeh Crossingإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syrian authorities prevented, for the second day, trucks in Syria from heading to Lebanon, reported the National News Agency on Saturday.
The authorities closed the Abboudiyeh border-crossing in northern Lebanon.
The Arida border-crossing in the North was also shut before Syrian trucks seeking to sell their products in Lebanon.
Syrian authorities explained that they took the decision to halt trucks from heading to Lebanon after objections were made over the abundance of Syrian vegetable imports in the Lebanese market.
Later, the state-run National News Agency reported that several men intercepted ten trucks carrying fodder from heading to Syria at Abu Ali Roundabout in the northern city of Tripoli.
The men searched the trucks, the NNA said, when nothing suspicious was found the trucks were allowed to continue on their way to the neighboring country.
Lebanese farmers had warned that they would force Syrian trucks to return to their country in order to make room to sell their local products.