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US to Send USD 6.6 mil to While Helmets
WASHINGTON, June 14 (KUNA) - President Donald Trump authorized the release of approximately USD 6.6 million on Thursday for the continuation of the "vital, life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, "commonly known as the White Helmets, and the UN's International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM).
"The United States Government strongly supports the White Helmets who have saved more than 100,000 lives since the conflict began, including victims of Assad's chemical weapons attacks," said a statement from State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert. "These heroic first responders have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and continue to be deliberately targeted by the Syrian regime and Russian airstrikes.?" She added, "The IIIM's work is vital to assisting the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under international law committed in Syria since March 2011. " Nauert affirmed: "Their mandate, collecting and analyzing evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses? will help ensure those responsible for these crimes are ultimately held accountable." (end) ak.msa
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