White Helmet rescuer killed by Assad regime’s in Homs

Orient Net - AP 2017-03-01 11:37:00

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The Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Oscar-winning documentary announced that one of its volunteers had been killed by Assad artillery fire in the city of Homs Tuesday, as Assad terrorists were heavily shelling al-Waer neighbourhood. 

The Syrian Civil Defense outfit, popularly known as the White Helmets, was honored with an Oscar on Sunday as the subject of a Netflix documentary about the group’s harrowing mission.

The group announced that one of its volunteers Muhammad Dabdoub was killed in the line of duty by Assad artillery fire in Homs, Syria’s third-largest city. Dabdoub was the 164th White Helmets rescuer killed in the war.

Dabdoub was serving in al-Waer, the opposition’s last foothold in Homs. The neighborhood is besieged by Assad terrorists and exposed to shelling and bombardment daily, despite a ceasefire agreement that is supposed to facilitate talks between the Assad regime and opposition in Geneva.

Raed al-Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets civil defence group, said Sunday (February 26) night’s Oscar win symbolised a victory for Syrian people ravaged by six years of Assad war - and kindled some hope the world had not forgotten them.

"The White Helmets" a 40-minute documentary about Saleh’s group of rescue workers in Syria, won the Academy Award in the documentary short-subject category.

It is worthy to remind that Assad terrorists have escalated their indiscriminate attacks on al-Waer where tens of Syrians have been killed and injured.