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Ending the War on Civilians: A Discussion with Syria's White Helmets

  • Atlantic Council 1030 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

The Atlantic Council is hosting a discussion with members of the Syria Civil Defense on the war on civilians, the use of chemical weapons, and the case for a no-fly zone, with an emphasis on southern Syria.

Safe zones have repeatedly emerged as a potential and critical component of a strategy to end the conflict. While attention tends to focus on the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) further north, southern Syria—a key area of operations for the White Helmets—is strategically crucial and a strong candidate for such protection. 

Jehad Mahameed, Liaison Officer, Syria Civil Defense

Manal Abazeed, Volunteer, Syria Civil Defense

Moderated by: Faysal Itani, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

Event Details

  • Date: April 24, 2017

  • When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Where: Atlantic Council, 12th floor