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Jordan closes borders with Iraq for 24 hours

AMMAN, April 19 (KUNA) -- Jordan will close its borders with Iraq as of midnight Friday at the request of Baghdad, security authorities said.
They added in a statement that the borders would be closed against people and goods for 24 hours.
The Iraqi border authorities informed Jordan they were closing the Traibeel crossing as of midnight tonight "because of elections," said the statement.
It urged the Jordanians to abide by the closure timings. (end) ab.bs KUNA 192315 Apr 13NNNN