The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, carry a dead corpse after airstrike east of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib province. Russia was denounced at the United Nations after describing the rescue volunteers as a threat. Photo: AFP

Russia condemned at UN for calling Syrian volunteer rescuers the White Helmets a ‘threat’

Founded in 2013, the group saves those wounded in attacks on rebel zones, but Moscow sees them as linked to terror groups, not saviours

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The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, carry a dead corpse after airstrike east of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib province. Russia was denounced at the United Nations after describing the rescue volunteers as a threat. Photo: AFP
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