BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:05 A.M.) – The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) donated a two-million-dollar grant to the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) in Syria, the QFFD’s press service told Russia’s Sputnik News Agency.

The fund’s deputy director-general, Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani, and the head of the White Helmets, Raed Al Saleh both agreed to the grant as directed by the Qatari leader.

“The grant will allow [for] the purchase of seven fire engines and the training of volunteers in Syria. In addition to this, it will also contribute towards the Amal [Hope] project which aims at removing rubble from bombed and destructed buildings and will assist in repairing roads to help Syrians living in affected areas return to their normal lives”, a post on the QFFD’s website reads.

Even though the White Helmets positions itself as a Syrian humanitarian organization, which, as they claim, has saved tens of thousands of lives, the group’s head has been accused by Moscow of collaborating with terrorists — allegations he vehemently denies.

Moreover, the Russian Foreign Ministry describes the White Helmets as a structure which “worked exclusively on territories not controlled by the government and hasn’t avoided contacts with terrorists and extremists”.

The ministry also singles out “a lot of evidence proving that the White Helmets is virtually a branch of the terrorist organization al-Nusra, which is included in the UN Security Council’s sanctions list”.

Damascus and Moscow have repeatedly accused the White Helmets of staging several provocations involving the use of chemical weapons to draw in and justify foreign military intervention in Syria. Back in April 2018, a staged chemical attack prompted the US and its allies to launch a large-scale attack, involving over 100 missiles, against Syrian government forces.

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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

A day is not too far away when Daesh like Organization will mushroom & grow in Qatar, Saudi or UAE etc. With Iraq & Syria completely destroyed it will take years to rebuild. Shitlamic Jihadis will need a good base as host to sustain and grow. Defense contractors & Coalition forces to need action and reason to stay in ME for coming years. They might even create a new monster.

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Those jokers still around? Where have they been based since they were extracted by the US coalition?

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Still in Idlib. The other White Helmets from elsewhere have mostly gone to Canada, Germany and I don’t know where else. btw, I accept that there are many selfless people working for the White Helmets, helping to rescue civilians from bombed or shelled buildings and acting as firefighters. It’s the top-level management and direction of that organisation that no-one has paid much attention to, that and their sources of funding. At least now we know one of those sources.

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Interesting question. Whomever they were, Coalition forces of evil certainly wanted them out. I think they were intelligence officers, special forces, and some civilians used as a cover.

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Alicia Keez

Why the heck would Qatar do this knowing full well that the White Helmets have been responsible for false flag gas attacks in Syria AND pulling out of the coalition that were trying to oust Assad and aligning themselves to Iran and Russia who have exposed the White Helmets as nothing but terrorists? Didn’t they seek advice from Russia and Iran before they did this very stupid thing. Surely they must have seen the articles exposing the WH?

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Still in Syria? I hope Assad and the Russians kills every last one of these scumbags.