Assad Remark on White Helmets Being UK PR Stunt 'Consistent With Evidence' –Prof | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Assad Remark on White Helmets Being UK PR Stunt 'Consistent With Evidence' –Prof

Bashar Assad has accused London of openly supporting the White Helmets, whom he described as a branch of al-Qaeda. In the Syrian president's words, the White Helmets are little more than a "PR stunt by the UK." Speaking to Sputnik, Dr. Tim Anderson, professor and author of two books on the Syrian war, shared his perspective on Assad's remarks.

Sputnik: What are your thoughts on the statement made by the Syrian president about the White Helmets?

Tim Anderson: Well at first the British, the Americans and the White Helmets themselves denied that there was any financial link. Fairly soon after that it emerged that the US and Britain in particular were giving a very large amount of money to them. At the same time, as independent evidence shows, both Britain and the US were also funding groups associated with al-Qaeda.

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