Syria – Death of five members of the White Helmets (April 25, 2016)

France condemns the attack which notably claimed the lives of five members of the White Helmets, a civil defense group which provides assistance to victims of the bombings, on April 25 in Atareb (Aleppo Province).

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families as well as to the Syrian people.

France pays tribute to the exemplary commitment of the White Helmets, who risk their lives to provide assistance to Syrian people every day.

This latest attack reaffirms the urgent need to uphold the cessation of hostilities and ensure unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged areas.

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