Regional economy feels heat of Iraq conflict

Fear of getting caught up in violence and difficulty getting visas to Iraq are affecting businesses in Jordan.

Almost three weeks after the start of the ISIL-led offensive in Iraq, the conflict is beginning to take a toll on trade with neighbouring Jordan.

The Jordanian government has advised its citizens not to travel to Iraq due to the risk of getting caught up in violence there, and Iraqi truck drivers not wanting to travel outside the safety of their own regions.

Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports from Sahab in Jordan.

Source: Al Jazeera