Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking wartime humanitarians

Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking

The White Helmets, who claim to have saved the lives of more than 100,000 people, stand as a beacon of light for much of the international community amid the darkness of the Syrian civil war.

Syria’s White Helmets and the Long History of Attacking

Syria’s White Helmets and the Long History of Attacking Wartime Humanitarians A member of the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) walks near buses as a convoy carrying opposition fighters and their families from rebel held areas south of Damascus arrived near al-Bab on May 6, 2018.

Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking

The evacuation of 422 White Helmet volunteers from Syria seemingly marks the end of a daring five-year humanitarian mission in one of the world’s most war torn countries, writes James Crossland.

Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking

The White Helmets claim to have saved the lives of more than 100,000 people and stand as a beacon of light for much of the international community amid the darkness of the Syrian civil war, but this rosy picture of humanity at its best has been tainted by the politicisation of the outfit’s activities and the establishment of a counter narrative in which the volunteers appear as anything but

Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking

Watch video · The evacuation of 422 White Helmet volunteers from Syria seemingly marks the end of a daring five-year humanitarian mission in one of the world’s most war torn countries. Founded and initially trained by a retired British officer and comprised of local recruits, the White Helmets (AKA the Syrian Civil Defence) were formed in 2013. Their aim was to carry out search and rescue operations for victims of …

The White Helmets and the Long History of Attacking

The triumphs, travails and tragedies of the White Helmets are just the latest instalment in the long, brutal story of wartime humanitarianism which stretches back over 150 years. Similar tales were played out on the battlefields of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and the Balkans Uprisings (1875-1878) .

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Syria’s White Helmets and the Long History of Attacking Wartime Humanitarians Aside from this smear campaign, the White Helmets have also been the victims of more direct action. This has included the bombing of several of their hospitals and, most unambiguously, a midnight raid on one of their safe houses in August 2017 in which seven of the

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Syria’s White Helmets and the long history of attacking wartime humanitarians. The evacuation of 422 White Helmet volunteers from Syria seemingly marks the end of a daring five-year humanitarian

White Helmets (Syrian Civil War) – Wikipedia

The White Helmets (Arabic: الخوذ البيضاء ,القبعات البيضاء ‎ al-Ḫawdh al-bayḍāʾ / al-Qubaʿāt al-Bayḍāʾ), officially known as Syria Civil Defence (SCD; Arabic: الدفاع المدني السوري ‎ ad-Difāʿ al-Madanī as-Sūrī), is a volunteer organisation that operates in parts of rebel-controlled Syria and in Turkey.

Purpose: Civil defense

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