The Israeli entity revealed on Sunday that it carried out a “secret night-time operation” in which 800 members of the so-called “White Helmets” and their families were evacuated from southern Syria to Jordan.
A spokesman for the Israeli occupation army, Avichay Adraee, said that the evacuation process was implemented at the request of the US, the UK and other European nations, adding that they were transferred to Jordan and from there will be absorbed by Britain, Germany or Canada.
Jordan’s government confirmed it had “authorized the United Nations to organize the passage of 800 Syrian citizens through Jordan, who will then be resettled in Western countries”.
“Britain, Germany and Canada made a legally binding undertaking to resettle them within a specified period of time due to ‘a risk to their lives’,” according to Jordanian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Mohammed al-Kayed.
He added that the evacuees will remain in a specific closed area during their passage through Jordan.
In a statement released early Sunday morning, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland pledged Canada’s continued support for the White Helmets.
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