Trump approves $4.5 million in aid for Syria’s White Helmets

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has authorized $4.5 million in aid for Syria’s White Helmets group, famed for rescuing wounded civilians from the frontlines in the civil war, the White House says today.

Trump ordered the funds for what is formally known as the Syria Civil Defense group “to continue United States support for the organization’s important and highly valued work in the country,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says in a statement.

— AFP

Civil defense workers known as the White Helmets carry children after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria, on June 14, 2017. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

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