Russia, Syria Governments Endanger White Helmets With False Accusations - US State Dept.

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Russia, Syria Governments Endanger White Helmets With False Accusations - US State Dept.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) The Syrian and Russian governments create risky conditions for the non-governmental White Helmets group by continuing to accuse them of malign activities in Syria, US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press briefing.

"The Assad regime and Russia continue to falsely accuse the White Helmets through a massive disinformation campaign leaving its volunteers at significant risk," Nauert told reporters on Tuesday.

The United States and the international community continue to support the work of the White Helmets, Nauert said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Syrian human rights activist Ammar Jamal told Sputnik that a group of 30 White Helmets members arrived from Turkey to the Syrian province of Idlib to organize a provocation by staging the use of chemical weapons.

Damascus and Moscow have accused militants and the White Helmets of staging several provocations involving chemical weapons to influence public opinion and justify foreign intervention in Syria.

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