Germany: FMs Hunt and Mass praise rescue of Syrian White Helmets

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his newly-appointed British counterpart Jeremy Hunt celebrated the successful evacuation of White Helmets and their families from Syria, at a press conference in Berlin on Monday. «I do want to join you, Heiko, in celebrating the fantastic news that we've been able to get these brave people and their families out of Syria,» said Hunt echoing earlier... Еще comments from his German counterpart. White Helmets, going by the official name Syria Civil Defence, are a group of search and rescue volunteers formed in the wake of Syrian civil war in 2012. Israel helped evacuate some 800 members of the White Helmets and their families from Syria on Saturday, according to media reports citing the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). They were evacuated from areas experiencing heavy fighting. They reportedly entered Jordan and from there will be re-settled in Western countries. Both Germany and the UK campaigned for their rescue from the war torn country.

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