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It was his home. There he found his mother's body beneath the rubble. There was no time for a funeral. Now he's displaced across the country and can no longer even visit her grave. As he was evacuated with his family through government controlled territory, he says some people cursed and threw stones at them.
>> The job is different here for these White Helmet workers. Instead of pulling bodies, they're pulling weeds, creating new lives near the Turkish border in the rebel controlled town of Azaz. With no war planes overhead, they help the opposition authorities put out fires and clean the streets.>>
>> The Civil Defense Service often say they're worried about government reprisals. White Helmets receive funding from western governments. President Bashar al-Assad accuses the group of being a western sponsored front for Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria. Hundreds of White Helmets were recently evacuated from southern Syria into Jordan ahead of their relocation abroad.
Hundreds more are still at risk. But this corner of Syria isn't safe either and is now in Assad's crosshairs. He's vowed to take back every inch of his country. Sami feels it's only a matter of time before what happened in his hometown of Ghouta also happens here..