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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:15 PM

Seven White Helmets shot dead during dawn raid in Syria

Source: The Independent

Seven paramedics from the White Helmets rescue organisation in Syria have been shot dead during a raid by unknown gunmen in the province of Idlib.

The massacre has sparked a manhunt and speculation as to who carried out the killings at the volunteer group's base in the rebel-controlled village of Sarmin.

The victims' bodies were left sprawled across the floor of their operations centre after being shot through the head at close range.
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The White Helmets, also known as Syria Civil Defence, search for survivors in the rubble of bombed buildings.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/white-helmets-seven-paramedics-shot-dead-idlib-province-sarmin-rebel-oscar-netflix-documentary-syria-a7890191.html

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muriel_volestrangler Aug 12 OP
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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:16 PM

1. Bless the White Helmets

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:18 PM

2. I am so sorry

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:25 PM

3. Simply heartbreaking.

I watched a documentary on this group not to long ago. They are true heros.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:41 PM

4. The world is a cold and scary place

when they are exterminating the good

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:30 PM

5. This breaks my heart.

Heroes.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 06:58 PM

6. The Latest: US condemns killing of 7 White Helmets in Syria

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: US condemns killing of 7 White Helmets in Syria

1 hour ago

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

The U.S. State Department says it is “saddened and horrified” by the news of the killing of seven Syrian first responders in their base in the country’s rebel-held Idlib Province.

Spokesperson Heather Nauert condemned the killings in a statement released Sunday.

The Syrian Civil Defense, popularly known as the White Helmets, has been applauded globally for braving air strikes and artillery fire to rescue civilians in Syria’s unforgiving war zones.

Dozens of its first responders have been killed in the line of duty. But seven were killed in their sleep early morning Saturday in Sarmin, Idlib. It was not immediately lear who was behind the killings.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/c705e755118743a3803e20d8beb537fe/The-Latest:-US-condemns-killing-of-7-White-Helmets-in-Syria

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