White Helmets

angelburst29

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Another video shows US gov-funded White Helmets assisting public executions in rebel-held Syria

May 23, 2017
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While CNN and other outlets rely heavily on footage taken by White Helmets members, not one major Western media outlet has reported on the latest execution video starring the group’s uniformed members.

The video, which Syrian opposition activists uploaded to Facebook, shows three men from the White Helmets rushing into the center of a crowd, mere seconds after an alleged criminal was shot in the head, and removing the body on a stretcher. A member of the White Helmets can be seen celebrating along with the crowd of onlookers.

(Editor’s note: The Facebook video was removed after this article was published, but the post was archived at two different websites.)

The men in the video were clearly identified by their signature white helmets, along with vests embroidered with the Syria Civil Defense logo.

The public execution took place in the small city of Jasim, in Syria’s southern Daraa province — which is often described as a hub for “moderate” rebels. Activists posted the video on May 16 on the Facebook page Coordination of the City of Al-Harra, Mother of the Martyrs, a site for the opposition in the neighboring city of Al-Harra.

Two days later, Syria Civil Defense released a carefully crafted statement admitting its members were involved in the execution. (Editor’s note: Syria Civil Defense later removed this statement from their website, but it is archived here.) The statement noted that a tribal council in Jasim had asked the White Helmets “to humanely dispose of the body of a person that had been sentenced to death, by the local court, for murder.” The group said it had “conducted an investigation” into the execution, and in response dismissed a White Helmet leader, while temporarily suspending two other team members.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
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I wonder if George Clooney is behind this movie production?

Blockbuster video game Call of Duty to include Syria’s White Helmets May 31, 2019
Blockbuster video game Call of Duty to include Syria’s White Helmets
Syria's White Helmets seen in a scene of the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, released on May 30, 2019 [screengrab]

Syria's White Helmets seen in a scene of the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, released on May 30, 2019 [screengrab]

Popular video game “Call of Duty” released a trailer on Thursday about its latest installment portraying the efforts of civil defense forces in Syria, Anadolu Agency reports.

The White Helmets were seen in the two scenes of the trailer of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" which will be released on October 25.

In one scene, White Helmets were shown removing the debris from a building hit by Russian airstrikes in an effort to aid search and rescue teams.

They are seen in another instance carrying injured people to safety on a stretcher.

The White Helmets, also known as the Syria Civil Defence, which was established in 2013, serves as a volunteer organisation operating in parts of Syria.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected severity.
 
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