Syrian president Assad accuses White Helmets NGO of being part of Al-Qaeda

Published: 20 March 2017, 22:05

 

The White Helmets non-governmental organization members are supporters of al-Qaeda terrorist organization, outlawed in Russia, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian reporters.

 

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Assad noted that the same members of the organization, who were considered to serve for humanitarian purposes, were engaged in killings.

 

“White Helmets are al-Qaeda, they’re al-Qaeda members and that’s proven on the net,” Assad said.

 

“The same members are killing or executing or celebrating over dead bodies, at the same time they are humanitarian heroes, and now they have an Oscar as you know,” Assad said.