Ramadi / NINA /--Trade traffic between Iraq and Syria is currently witnessing a sharp declination due to the continued escalation of armed operations by the Free army of Syrian insurgents and volunteers who are remarkably active in Syria-Iraq joint boarder areas.
A source in Alwaleed boarder-port on the Iraqi-Syrian border said to NINA reporter today "that the port currently mainly relies on reception of Iraqis residing in Syria, who are back home in about 15 buses a day rate of 45 passengers per bus.
The commercial traffic is very limited, and the number of Iraqi travelers who go to Syria for private purposes does not exceed 5-6 people a day.
He noted that "the Department Tax near the city of Qaim is for the time being closed from the Iraqi side just after the control of the control of the Syrian Free Army on the port city of Albu Kamal in Syria over a month ago." / End