Syrian War Report – July 23, 2018: Israel Evacautes White Helmets’ Members From Southern Syria

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During the past three days, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies entered up to 40 villages and settlements in the southern provinces of Quneitra and Daraa after militants, mostly members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) had surrendered in the area.

A few batches of radical militants and their families, consisting of dozens of buses, already left southern Syria towards the militant-held part of Idlib province. Militants also handed over more than 10 battle tanks to the SAA. On July 23, militants continued surrendering weapons to government forces and leaving towards Idlib.

Israel transported several hundred of the White Helmets and their families from the southwestern part of Syria to Jordan overnight July 21, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported saying this move was “a humanitarian effort” at the request of the US and European countries.

According to Jordan’s official Petra state media outlet, the number of evacuated persons included 800 White Helmets members and their families.

The IDF claimed Israel engaged in the “out of the ordinary” move due to the “immediate risk” to the lives of the civilians from the ongoing military operation in the area.

The White Helmets is an infamous Western-backed organization, which according to Syrian, Russian and Iranian governments as well as to independent researchers, has been involved in staging chemical attacks and other propaganda operations in order to assist the US-led block in its attempts to overthrow the Assad government. The organization operates only within the militant-held area, in a close cooperation with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

One of the most prominent cases of the White Helmets operations is the Douma chemical incident on April 7, 2018, which was used by the US, France and the UK to justify a massive missile strike on Syria on April 14.

According to Syrian experts, the key goal of the evacuation of the White Helmets members is to not allow forces of the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance to question members of the organization over its activities coordinated with Western intelligences.

The repeatedly declared Israeli “noninvolvement” in the conflict continued on July 22 when four senior FSA commanders in southern Syria run away to Israel. Syrian opposition activists identified them as “Moaz Nassar,” the leader of the Golan Knights Brigade, “Ahmed al-Nahs,” a commander in the Saif al-Sham Brigades, “Alaa al-Halaki,” the leader of the al-Ababil Army and “Abu Rateb Nassar,” a commander in the Golan Knights Brigade.

Over the past few years, these armed groups have been repeatedly accused by the Damascus government of cooperating with the Israeli military and intelligence. Their evacuation is another sign that Israel and its allies are attempting to hide some of their operations in the war-torn country.

Russian forces intercepted at least two armed UAVs over the Khmeimim Air Base on July 20 and 21. Drones were launched by militants from the so-called de-escalation zone area, which includes Idlib and northern Latakia.

The continued attacks by militants on the Russian facilities in Syria are only nearing the Russian-backed SAA advance to put an end to this attacks and the presence of terrorists excluded from the ceasefire, like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, in the area.

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  • russ

    Any of them that got left behind have to be feeling like a rat exposed in the middle of a soccer field…

  • leon mc pilibin

    Scampering to cover up the evidence of massive collusion with their isis chemical agents.I wonder how many of these worthless scumbags will survive?They know too much to be allowed roam about free in zio land.

    • You can call me Al

      Already in Jordon.

  • antoun

    white helmet in israeli!! god riddance!!!

    • David Parker

      Except the Israeli’s dumped them in Jordan.

  • David Parker

    “Israel transported several hundred of the White Helmets and their families from the southwestern part of Syria to Jordan overnight July 21, … .”
    Another way of saying we don’t want this shit in Israel.
    What did Jordan get out of the deal and who twisted their arm to take the white hats?

    • Al Carbone

      another billion from the US maybe we send them billions to be pissraels servant

      • David Parker

        But notice, the white hats are NOT given sanctuary in Israel. Here Jordan, you can have our brats to feed and raise.

  • Andrei

    Don’t worry if any of the white helmets come in my town and I will identify I will execute them on the spot

    • Lupus

      😂👍

  • alejoeisabel

    White Helmets returning to their handlers. No surprise here.

  • Lupus

    The White Hemets, the biggest joke in this war if it wasnt so serious. Like a ‘cunning plan’ from Baldric. Too bad the naive crowds believe the MSM and think they are true heroes. To be continued in Idlibistan soon…

  • Al Carbone

    jews pulling some of their troops out of Syria the rest are dead. how long are Syria and iran gonna allow pissrael to keep bombing them?

  • Rodney Loder

    Jordan is likely going to get the Kurdish problum soon.

    • KennyB

      The Jordanians didn’t fancy having Arafat’s PLO hooligans in their country, and having a bunch of Al Qaeda hooligans in their country might go really badly for them too. Perhaps they think that it’s ok if the numbers are fairly small.

      • Rodney Loder

        Same in Lebanon and Syria at the time following the 1967 israeli ambush , I suppose you mean the 1970 Jordan Civil war “Black September” Hussain wasn’t exactly fully in charge, but I’m no expert, I fall back on – ‘Said K. Aburish’- ARAFAT, it’s Chapter 4 “From the jaws of Victory” the fringe hooligan element you mention was caused by the diversity of factions there was no central leadership then.

        Interesting to note that Hussain was backed by the US and as a matter of coarse israel otherwise Haffiz Assad would have grounded Hussains Air Force that really was decisive and won the battle for Hussain.

        The Monarchy was not popular and overt 5000 Jordanian Officers and Ranks defected to the Palestinians.

        Arafat was all about creating Palestinian identity the possibility of success was then not realistic.

        Al-Qaeda is a spent force IS is sponsored by Mossad in the Levant and work closely with the CIA in Afghanistan splitting the poppy harvest, it’s more a business now that’s why terrorist attacks have petered out except when it a turf war.

  • Barry Warmkessel

    The Israelis are the major source of terrorism in the Mideast. Their work is funded by the Rothschild Banking Cartel.

  • Michael Simpson

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