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8 White Helmets Rescuers Killed in Syrian Airstrike

8 White Helmets Rescuers Killed in Syrian Airstrike

Eight Syrian rescuers, known as the White Helmets, were killed Saturday when an airstrike hit their office in rebel-held Hama province, according to the group and opposition activists. The group’s office in Kfar Zeita was hit in the strike, killing the eight volunteers. The group said five bodies had been found and rescuers were continuing […]

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
US claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

US claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

The US said it carried out an air strike in Syria against an Al-Qaeda meeting but denied deliberately targeting a mosque where a monitor said on Friday 46 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of the dead in the Thursday evening raid on Al-Jineh, in the northern province of Aleppo, […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Film on Syria’s White Helmets rescuers wins Oscar

Film on Syria’s White Helmets rescuers wins Oscar

A film about Syria’s White Helmets — rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country’s devastating war — took home the Oscar for best documentary short on Sunday. The Netflix-produced film, called simply “The White Helmets,” was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, and bested another short about the Syrian conflict, […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More