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UK Resettles 100 Members of the White Helmets

In July 2018, as the government forces closed in on southern Syria, Israel secured a way of Syria for 800 members of the White Helmets and their families reports SANA.
UK Resettles 100 Members of the White Helmets

The UK has re-homed some 100 members of the White Helmets terrorist group and their families, who were evacuated from Syria last July, the UK Home Office confirmed.

The Israeli entity revealed last July that it carried out a covert operation during the night in which it smuggled around 800 members of the White Helmets and their families from southern Syria and transported them into Jordan by land, for them to be later transported to the US, Canada, France and the UK.

The UK Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, said the Home Office had asked local councils to volunteer to “take in” White Helmet members and their families, and to provide funding for English language lessons, to help those resettled find work in the UK.

Western countries evacuated the White Helmets from areas that were liberated from terrorism, to prevent the truth about their involvement with those countries from coming to light.

The evacuation also aimed at concealing the White Helmet’ role in staging chemical weapons attacks, which the Syrian army were later blamed for.

The White Helmets was established in Turkey in 2013 with British and American funding. The fact that it exclusively operated in areas where the terrorist organizations operated, raised question about its alleged humanitarian work, especially since many of its members appeared in video clips carrying machine guns and fighting alongside the terrorists.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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