Child rescuer amongst 7 dead in Syria shooting

Child rescuer amongst 7 dead in Syria shooting

"Two minibuses, some white helmets and walkie-talkies were stolen", it said, according to Sky.

Seven volunteers with the Syrian civil defence rescue service were killed in a shooting by unidentified attackers in rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the civil defence said on its Twitter feed. Numerous mourners wore the White Helmets badge and broke down in tears.

"We are saddened and horrified to hear about the brutal murders of seven Syrian Civil Defence Members, more widely known as the White Helmets", she said.

The Syrian Civil Defense called for northern Syrian checkpoints to detain any vehicles bearing the White Helmets logo that were not verified.

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Popularly known as White Helmets, the Syrian Civil Defense group is active in opposition-held areas in Syria, which has been locked in a devastating civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

After the Syrian government - with the help of Russian air power - regained control of the key city of Aleppo past year, masses of opposition rebels were bussed to Idlib as part of a people-swap agreement.

They have since gained worldwide renown for their daring rescues, often filmed and circulated on social media, and were nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

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