"Given the speed of the movements on the ground it really was a Hail Mary operation", he said.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.
Missouri duck boat survivor recounts her experience
Company President Jim Pattison Jr said the boat captain had 16 years of experience, and the business monitors weather. The NTSB recommends not wearing life jackets on these types of boats for that reason, according to USA Today.
Some 422 people, including women and children, crossed from Syria into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights before travelling on into Jordan - an nearly unprecedented display of military and diplomatic co-operation between Israel and an Arab state.
Those successfully evacuated included about 100 White Helmets, with the rest family members. Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups have also been involved in the fighting but have mainly been driven from their strongholds. "Help us and save our lives".
On Sunday, Jeremy Hunt, Britain's new foreign secretary, who recently replaced Boris Johnson, took to Twitter to trumpet the evacuation: "Fantastic news that we - United Kingdom and friends - have secured evacuation of White Helmets and their families. We therefore took steps with the aim of affording that protection to as numerous volunteers and their families as possible".
This included a number trapped between the border with the Golan Heights and advancing Russia-backed regime troops. Many have amassed near sealed borders with Israel and Jordan, and are surviving high desert temperatures with little more than a tent or informal shelter for protection.
Numerous fighters surrendered under Russian-brokered deals and were transported to rebel-held areas in the north of the country. These are people that saved lives and were found in life-threatening danger.
The group, which often publish dramatic videos of themselves digging civilians out of rubble, has been lauded for their heroism but have also been criticized by supporters of Syria's government and its ally Russian Federation, who accuse them of being a front group for Al-Qaeda or acting in Western interests.
The rescue workers and their families who evacuated to Jordan will now be resettled overseas. They operate mostly in rebel-held territory where almost all civil services have collapsed.
Quatorze personnes ont été touchées lors d'une fusillade hier soir à Toronto , la métropole économique canadienne . Pour le maire, la fusillade de dimanche soir témoigne du fait que sa ville a "un problème d'armes à feu".
Gargac himself often commented on his passengers before they got in the auto and again after he had dropped them off. Regardless of the legal connotations, both Uber and Lyft have now suspended Gargac from operating as a driver.
Musk, 47, defended himself on Saturday in a series of tweets by denying that he's a top donor to the GOP or any political party. Tesla , CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to dispute rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders.
Les attaques à l'acide de sont multipliées au Royaume-Unis, et particulièrement à Londres, ces dernières années. Le chef du conseil municipal de Worcester, Marc Bayliss, a qualifié l'attaque d'acte de "pure méchanceté".
It felt like old times at the British Open, as familiar as his Sunday red shirt and the swarm of fans that cheered his every shot. Pitching back to the fairway instead of going for the green? Playing a safe shot from behind the 11th green? "He's healthy.
Alors qu'il s'épanouit loin des médias tout au long de l'année, ces derniers mois ont été chargés pour le prince George. Pour l'occasion, le Palais de Kensington a publié une nouvelle photo du bambin arborant un incroyable sourire.
She was said to have been furious - and called her 97-year-old husband to discuss what they could do to combat fake news. An official picture has been released to mark Prince George's fifth birthday - showing a happy and confident little boy.
While some might have been surprised to see the 14-time major victor at the top of the leaderboard again, Spieth was not. Instead of pitching out and playing for par, he went ultra-aggressive and took a massive hack with a pitching wedge.
At the same time, the top House investigator said he hasn't seen any evidence that Mr. Trump actively colluded with Russians to gain an advantage during the 2016 campaign.
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday
While the partial phase is between 11.54 and 1am, and 2.43 to 3.49am, the period of totality is between 1am and 2.43am. As this happens, some part of the Moon will not be visible to stargazers, resulting in a partial lunar eclipse.
Barnier raises question over the UK's White Paper
"It is not a border but you have got to check the goods to protect consumers and protect businesses". However, during her visit to Belfast, Mrs May will reiterate that a hard border is not acceptable.
Fleetwood tames Carnoustie again with 65
Tommy Fleetwood , he of the shoulder length mop and blazing eyes, lit up Angus with the kind of golf that transforms landscapes. That Fleetwood hadn't even considered shooting such a low score was, he says, "an indication of how good it was".
Sergio Marchionne hospitalisé à Zurich - Auto
Depuis l'an dernier, il se retrouve aussi souvent sur les tabloïds en raison de sa liaison avec la top model Naomi Campbell. Selon Morgan Stanley, Jeep devrait d'ailleurs représenter à lui seul près de 70% des profits de FCA cette année.