White Helmets respond to the murder of their colleagues
Yesterday seven White Helmet volunteers were executed while on night duty at their centre in Sarmin, Idlib. The identities of the attackers remains unknown.
Today White Helmets took to the streets across Syria to promise that nothing will stop them saving lives.
“It is hard to find to words to describe my martyred colleagues; each of them leaves stories of hope behind in lives they’ve saved and injured they’ve rescued. I feel very proud of their humanitarian actions and the legacy they leave. We promise the Syrian people this crime will not deter us from serving them and alleviating their suffering.”
Raed al Saleh, head of the White Helmets
The White Helmets have been systematically targeted for saving lives with 200 volunteers in the line of duty making it the most dangerous job in the world. The majority of fatalities have come from “double-tap” strikes where the warplanes return to the same scene to bomb those that have gathered for the rescue efforts.
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