The Syrian volunteers who rush to bombed buildings to save victims

PBS News Hour on the White Helmets. (Please ensure that this year the Nobel Peace Prize goes to real heroes).

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 barrel bombs, the Syrian regime’s weapon of choice. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from Turkey.

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Syria’s White Helmets

Nagieb Khaja’s film for Al Jazeera’s Witness on Syria’s immensely courageous White Helmets.

Life under the bombs with a team of White Helmet rescue workers in Syria’s most dangerous city, Aleppo.