A member of the White Helmets works a skidsteer emblazoned with the White Helmets logo in the recent captured city of Afrin, Syria. (Photo: The White Helmets/Twitter)
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“First Responder” White Helmets Reemerge as Experts in Defusing Explosives in Syria’s Afrin

Defusing explosives and mines, as the White Helmets say they’ve done in Afrin, is normally performed by specialized military experts, not paramedic first-responders who have claimed – falsely – to have been trained by the Red Cross.