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15 Dec, 2016 07:04

‘When camera gone they leave people under rubble’ – Aleppo residents on Western-backed White Helmets

Western-funded activists called the ‘White Helmets’ have been making headlines, with the MSM praising them as ‘Heroes of Peace’ for their work. However, Aleppo residents recently liberated by Syrian government forces have a different opinion.

RT’s Lizzie Phelan, who is on the ground in Aleppo, spoke to some survivors that accused the anti-government activists of being “camera posers, thieves, and raiders.” One went so far as to accuse the White Helmets of intentionally killing his daughter.

READ MORE: Syria’s White Helmets are multi-million funded, ‘can’t be independent’

The White Helmets is a Western-backed civil defense group consisting of ‘volunteers’ operating in Syria. While, officially, its mission is to render first aid to bombing victims, Syrian and Russian authorities have accused them of spreading anti-government propaganda, releasing fake news, and maintaining close ties with Islamist terrorist groups like Al-Nusra Front – some of which has been captured on camera.