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Latest update : 2018-02-19

Syria's White Helmets: 'We had 400 casualties last week'

Since their creation in 2011, the Syrian voluntary rescue workers known as the White Helmets have been credited with saving thousands of lives. And as they pull people from the rubble, they have been documenting what they see - including footage of a notorious chemical attack that UN war crimes investigators blame on the Syrian regime. Abdulrahman Almawwas, a spokesman for the White Helmets, sat down with FRANCE 24 at a time when fighting is escalating on several fronts in Syria's civil war.

"The last week was one of the worst weeks we faced during the last six years," Syrian White Helmets spokesman Abdulrahman Almawwas told FRANCE 24. "During the last week, we had 400 casualties just in Eastern Ghouta [a besieged area near the capital Damascus]. One hundred of them were children."

>> On France24.com: Macron urges Putin to act as Syrian strikes kill more than 200 near Damascus

 

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2018-04-19 Syria

Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel is the head of the UN entity investigating serious crimes in Syria, the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM). As the panel...

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2018-04-15 radicalisation

'Radicalized Loyalties': The roots of extremism in France

Our guest is Fabien Truong, a sociologist and professor at Paris 8 University. In the 2000s, he worked as a teacher in several high schools in the underprivileged Paris suburbs....

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2018-04-10 Algeria

'Algiers gives go-ahead for beatification of slain French monks', FM says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Algiers has "given the go-ahead" for the beatification of seven French monks killed in Algeria...

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2018-04-10 Ireland

'Brexit could have dire consequences for Ireland,' Gerry Adams tells FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 spoke to former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, an architect of the Good Friday Agreement signed 20 years ago that brought an end to decades of bloodshed in Northern...

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2018-04-07 Middle East

'Without gender equality, the conflict in Yemen will continue'

Within one of the world’s most vicious conflicts, there remains a largely unreported narrative: the plight of women in Yemen. The UN estimates that more than three million Yemeni...

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