7 White Helmets Medics Killed in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT — Gunmen early Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment in a northwestern region, the group and opposition activists said, while a suicide attack south of the country killed at least 23 rebels.

The Syrian Civil Defense group, more popularly known as the White Helmets, said in a statement that the attack happened in the early hours in the town of Sarmin.


A member of the White Helmets mourns as colleagues bury his fellow comrades during a funeral in Sarmin, a jihadist-held town nine kilometres east of Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib on August 12, 2017.