Unknown militants attacked located in Sarmin city in Idlib database rescue organization of the Syrian civil defense, also known as «white helmets». They killed seven medics and stole two cars. A burned-out car was discovered shortly after the attack.
All the doctors were volunteers and were on duty. They were killed with shots to the head. The bodies were discovered by officers of the «white helmets» who came to change them.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Associated with «al-Qaeda» «Hayat Tahrir al-sham» earlier reported that the militants «Islamic state» are preparing attacks on territory it controls.
«Most likely, murder criminal background. However, we cannot exclude that the purpose of fighters is to strike the image of «Tahrir al-sham», to demonstrate that in the province of Idlib unstable», — said the head of The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman.
White helmets are under the control of opponents of the regime territories, doing search and rescue in areas of fighting and victim assistance. In 2016, the organization was nominated for the Nobel peace prize.