By Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM, Nov 24 – The inhabitants of besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo have fewer than ten days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, said on Thursday. The volunteer group which works in opposition-held territory and
BEIRUT, Oct 17 – Fourteen members of the same family were killed in an air strike in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, an emergency service said on Monday, as the Syrian government pressed its Russian-backed campaign to capture opposition-held areas of the city. A list of the dead published by the Civil Defence included several infants, among
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BEIRUT, April 26 – Overnight air strikes and a rocket attack on an opposition-held area west of Aleppo killed five rescue workers, who appeared to have been deliberately targeted, a monitoring group and colleagues nearby said. The raids, which the rescue workers said consisted of two air strikes and at least one rocket, hit a
Syria’s White Helmets live (and often die) by the motto ‘to save one life is to save humanity’ By Janine di Giovanni Photographs by Nicole Tung On a warm morning in December, a few dozen Syrians from Aleppo and Idlib— former students, teachers, vegetable sellers and farmers— gather in an abandoned firefighting training center near the Syrian-Turkish border.