14 children and 5 women stranded in one of Syria’s war camps will soon be repatriated. The rescue mission was carried by Albanian and Lebanese authorities.
Prime Minister Edi Rama posted a video on Facebook from his visit in Lebanon, accompanied by interior minister Bledi Çuçi where he met with local officials and thanked General Abass Ibrahim for his input in rescuing the Albanian nationals.
The repatriation of 19 Albanian nationals, brings the total number of citizens that still live in Syrian war camps to 45, of which 33 are reportedly minors.
Sources confirm that the rescue operation took place at the Roj camp, leaving 28 Albanian nationals still blocked in the camp.
The remaining 17 citizens are trapped at Al-Hol, a refugee camp near Syria’s border with Iraq set up to shelter mainly women and children affiliated with the Islamic State.
Some dozens of Albanians, including from Kosovo, fled to Syria to join ISIS.
Kosovo has signed a deal with US authorities in Lebanon to repatriate families trapped in refugee camps.
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