White Helmets volunteer killed while evacuating family from Idlib's Maaret al-Numan

Orient Net 2019-12-30 19:42:00

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Assad helicopters killed a White Helmets volunteer on Monday (December 30) in Idlib countryside, Orient correspondent said. 

Muhannad al-Shaarawi was killed while evacuating family members from their home on Maaret al-Numan city.

Assad barrel bombs also killed the child Muhammad Fateh Arafat at the same home, while the remaining family members were rescued.

267 White Helmets volunteers have been killed in Syria since 2011, Raed Saleh, the head of the White Helmets told Orient TV in July.

Many of them were killed in "double tap strikes", struck as they attempted to rescue civilians from bombed-out buildings. 

The White Helmets or the Civil Defence volunteers are the first respondents to the attacks conducted by Assad regime and Russian warplanes.