Statement on the Murders of Syrian Civil Defense Workers in Idlib

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 13, 2017


We are saddened and horrified to hear about the brutal murders of seven Syrian Civil Defense Members, more widely known as the White Helmets, in Sarmeen, Idlib.

These cowardly acts of masked men took the lives of civilian volunteers who work tirelessly as first responders in order to save lives in incredibly dangerous environments.

We want to send our condolences to the families of these heroes and hope they are able to seek justice for the loss of their loved ones at the hands of these criminals.‎