Baghdad (ANTARA News/Xinhua) - Iraq on Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country`s western province of Anbar, a source from the Iraqi Border Police said.

Iraq closed the al-Qaim border checkpoint early morning Wednesday with a three-meter concrete wall blocking the entry while forces of the Syrian opposition still hold control of the other side of the checkpoint," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The source did not specify why the checkpoint was closed and when it would be re-opened.

The Iraqi-Syrian borderline is about 600 km long. Syria has been wrecked by violence since March 2011 when the anti-government protests broke out. (ANT)

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