Nur-Sultan, 4 February 2021 – The National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and with the support of the USA and other international partners, carried out an operation to return a group of Kazakhstan citizens from Syria to their homeland.
The group consists of 4 men, 1 woman and 7 children, including 2 orphans. In accordance with the national legislation and international commitments, persons involved in terrorist activities will be prosecuted. Orphans are transferred to the care of close relatives and the government will ensure all the necessary assistance to them. The woman and children will be provided with the rehabilitation and resocialization programs.
The operation to repatriate citizens from zones of terrorist activities, sanctioned by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, is a continuation of Operation Zhusan, launched at the initiative of the First President, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev.