The favourite rescue team of Western nations in Syria – the White Helmets – have been lauded with yet more praise, despite having dubious connections to militants. While the West has long supported the group, there’s wide debate over the White Helmets’ online image and its real intentions. Some members feature in cute clips of them feeding homeless cats – but others have been spotted with militants
We spoke to researcher and journalist Vanessa Beeley, who’s recently been on a fact-finding trip in Syria. She says there are clear indications on the ground that the White Helmets are siding with terrorists.
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