The first Greek operation on Sudanese soil to evacuate civilians was a complete success today, Thursday, at a time when the country is rocked by fierce fighting. The main news bulletin of SKAI broadcasted a video showing frame by frame how this successful operation took place in which 39 people were freed from Khartoum, 20 of them Greeks.

The Greek C-130 landed in the morning at the Wadi Seyda air base, north of Khartoum after an operation that was planned in every detail as it took place in a war zone. Shortly after 21:00 he landed at Elefsina airport with this difficult operation successfully completed.

Since the arrival of the C-130 in Elefsina


In the video of the operation, armed commandos of the GEETHA Special Operations can be seen disembarking, checking and securing the area around the aircraft. Specifically, 12 members of the special paratroopers department participated. These are the elite commandos who are certified for the most difficult and extreme missions.

With coordinated movements, they escorted to the C-130, the 39 citizens who had gathered since early morning at the Khartoum airport.
Within a few hours, the Air Force crew and the GEETHA commandos successfully completed their mission and took off for the 112th Fighter Wing of Elefsina where they landed around 21:00



The evacuation operation was monitored minute by minute by the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Nikos Hardalias and the Chief of Defense Forces, General Konstantinos Floros.

In total, six rescue operations of Greek and foreign citizens took place since last Sunday with the use of C-27 and C-130 transports and the participation of the Special Parachute Department.