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Syria's White Helmets: 'We had 400 casualties last week'

THE INTERVIEW : Since their creation in 2011, the Syrian voluntary rescue workers known as the White Helmets have been credited with saving thousands of...

"The last week was one of the worst weeks we faced during the last six years," Syrian White Helmets spokesman Abdulrahman Almawwas told FRANCE 24. "During the last week, we had 400 casualties just in Eastern Ghouta [a besieged area near the capital Damascus]. One hundred of them were children."

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By Douglas HERBERT