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UK spend hundreds of millions the "sell" the Syrian uprising to the home front ... how to advance regime change when colonialism is shaded/archaic.

White Helmets to be flown out of Syria to loyal nations: US - UK - France - The Netherlands ... hmmm. Medical group of and for Syrians to received better security from the West than the rebels who are transferred to Idlib province.

Syria Accuses US, UK, France of Backing Terror Through Support for White Helmets

France and Russia to jointly deliver humanitarian aid to Syria | France24 |

France and Russia will jointly deliver humanitarian aid to the former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the French Presidency announced Friday, while it was also revealed that Moscow has offered to work with the US on returning Syrian refugees.

A Russian cargo plane arrived late Friday in Chateauroux in central France to load 50 tons of medical equipment and essential goods provided by France, said an AFP videographer at the scene, to be transported to the former rebel area which was recaptured by Syrian troops this spring.

Undertaken as part of a UN Security Council resolution, "the aim of this project is to enable civilian populations better access to aid", the joint statement said.

The French foreign ministry said that the cargo plane would take off from Chateauroux later in the evening and head towards Russia's Hmeimim air base in the west of Syria.

It will be the first joint humanitarian aid operation between Russia and a western country. The aid will be distributed on Saturday under the supervision of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA).

"Humanitarian assistance is an absolute priority and must be distributed in accordance with principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence across all Syrian territory without exception, where international humanitarian law must be fully respected," the joint statement said.

France had secured "guarantees" from Russia that the Syrian regime would not obstruct the distribution of the aid, and that it would not be misappropriated or diverted for political purposes, the foreign ministry said.  

France agrees with Russia to send medical aid for Syria's eastern Ghouta | DW |

by Oui on Sat Jul 21st, 2018 at 04:42:18 AM EST

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