Follow RT.com for news and updates on the volunteer organization called the White Helmets or the Syrian Civil Defense. The White Helmets function in so-called rebel-controlled areas in Syria and Turkey. Get news and stories on the formation and development of the White Helmets, which was created during the Syrian Civil War (2011-present). Don’t miss the latest breaking news and articles on the Syrian Civil War and the activities of the White Helmets. The White Helmets claim they saved and rescued thousands of lives and at the same time lost the lives of a number of volunteers, yet many experts and media, including RT, doubt their goals and funding. Read the news on RT.com about the suspicions that the White Helmets have ties with terrorists and target the legitimate Syrian government of Bashar Assad. The White Helmets were also nominated for the Nobel Prize, but missed out on it. Find all the news and stories on that matter.