The daily destruction of Syria's civil war is at once shocking and now strangely familiar. The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The White Helmets” aims to get beyond the numbness of the conflict by showing real first responders working to rescue victims…
By PBS NewsHour
Once tailors, bakers, pharmacists, some 3,000 ordinary Syrians are now the unwitting heroes of the Syrian war. Nicknamed "the White Helmets," members of the Syrian Civil Defense work under the harshest conditions to claw through the remains of buildings flattened…
By Marcia Biggs
Khaled Omar Harah, one the longest-serving members of a rescue organization in Syria who became famous after video recorded him rescuing a 10-day-old baby, died Thursday in Aleppo.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
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