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Tureibil, a border which is a major trade route and main international border, linking Iraq and Jordan has officially been reopened on Wednesday after being shut down for three years.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi indicated in a tweet Wednesday that he was “pleased by the reopening of the Iraq-Jordan border crossing,” adding that it will “increase bilateral relations considerably.”

U.S. security firms will oversee security on the highway along with Iraqi ground and air forces. They will be responsible for ensuring security along the 500-kilometer route from Baghdad to Amman, which goes through Iraq’s Anbar province.