White Helmets

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’It’s now or never’: The untold story of the dramatic, Canadian-led rescue of Syria’s White Helmets

It started with a frantic call to Canada’s ambassador to Jordan, writes Terry Glavin. How the escape unfolded—and the wrenching truth about those left behind
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Rescuing Syria’s ’White Helmets’ was the least the world could do

A daring plan kickstarted by Canada’s Chrystia Freeland saved hundreds of civil defence workers—but only after they survived slander, persecution and bombs
A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib

A heartbreaking image from Syria, in the subject’s words

The photo of Hamid Kutini carrying the lifeless body of a Syrian child galvanized outrage over the Assad government’s chemical attack
A civil defence member carries injured girl at site hit by airstrikes in rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province

Who are Syria’s White Helmets?

And why is the Nobel Prize-nominated rescue group being targeted by a Canadian-based academic website?