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Rescue Volunteers in Syria

01 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on August 10, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, set their equipments on a pickup, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

02 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on August 28, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show a Syrian civil defense worker with his white helmet, treats a girl, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

03 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on August 21, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, carry on of their comrade during a training session, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

04 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on December 13, 2013, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets posing for a picture, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib) In this photo posted on December 13, 2013, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets posing for a picture, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

05 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on September 23, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show a Syrian civil defense worker with his white helmet, left, helps an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib) In this photo posted on September 23, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show a Syrian civil defense worker with his white helmet, left, helps an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

06 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on September 21, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, center, remove debris from a damged building which was shelled by the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib) In this photo posted on September 21, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, center, remove debris from a damged building which was shelled by the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

07 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on September 23, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, center, carry an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

08 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on September 1, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show a Syrian civil defense worker with his white helmet, runs at a street which was shelled by the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib) In this photo posted on September 1, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show a Syrian civil defense worker with his white helmet, runs at a street which was shelled by the syrian government forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)

09 / 09

US Syria White Helmets

In this photo posted on August 28, 2014, provided by Civil Defense Idlib, a group of volunteers in northern Syria which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian civil defense workers with their white helmets, extinguish a house, in Idlib province, northern Syria. Thousands of miles from his ravaged hometown of Idlib in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime strikes. Today we are rescuing people from coalition strikes," he says. (AP Photo/Civil Defense Idlib)