Syrian Government Accuses Us and Britain of Funding “White Helmets”

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva has said that the White Helmet are part of terrorist organizations, who could stage a new chemical attack in northern Syria writes SANA.

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Hussam el-Din Ala said that the US and Britain have established and funded the so-called “White Helmets” to be an alleged humanitarian arm for terrorist organizations like Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. 

“Liberating the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo and regions of eastern Ghouta from terrorist organizations has revealed, with documents and data, the correlative relation that connects the White Helmets to other organizations and their role in fabricating claims of shelling civil areas and the use of chemical weapons in different areas of Syria,” Ala said at a joint symposium held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, in cooperation between Syrian and Russian permanent missions on the situation in Syria.

He pointed out that the evacuation of 480 members of the White Helmets and their families, by the countries that sponsor them, from the regions that were liberated by the Syrian army and transporting them under the cover of darkness into Jordan via Israel, to re-settle them in other countries, was part of an effort to hide their engagement in fabricating most of the accusations and alleged incidents of chemical weapons.

For his part, Gennady Gatilov, the Russian Ambassador to UN in Geneva, warned that the While Helmets may continue preparing for new provocative acts by using chemical substances in the de-escalation zone of Idleb, to direct the accusations at the Syrian government and to prevent a probable military operation by the Syrian government to remove terrorists from the city.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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