Six Canadian children stuck in Syrian detention camp have now been returned to Canada

Six Canadian children have been repatriated from Syria according to a statement from Global Affairs Canada. 

“The Government of Canada has taken extraordinary measures to repatriate six Canadian children from northeastern Syria,” the statement said.  

“The focus is now on protecting the children’s privacy and ensuring they receive the support and care needed to begin a new life here in Canada.”

A separate statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the children were brought back from Syria as part of an operation that saw the U.S. repatriate 11 of its citizens, as well as Canadian, Dutch and Finnish nationals. 

Canadian lawyer Lawrence Greenspon confirmed to CBC News that Global Affairs Canada informed him the children were transferred to Canada overnight, and that all six have now arrived in Montreal. 

Greenspon said that a family has been identified that will care for the six children and the Clinique de Polarization was also present for their arrival.

More to come.

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