A split faction of the radical Islamist terror organization al-Qaeda in Syria, Ha’yat Tahrir, organized an awards ceremony in Idlib for the ‘Secret Heroes of the Revolution’ and Turkey’s Islamist Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) was also bestowed an award by the jihadist group, according to a report by Turkey’s Sol Haber news portal.
The first awardee to come up on the platform was the head of the White Helmets, an aid group also known as Civil Defense Team of Syria, which receives aid from both US and England. Despite of some allegations about White Helmets’s ties with al-Qaeda, the group has denied such claims.
According to the some reports, the Islamist non-governmental organizations like İHH, which had organized Mavi Marmara flotilla to Gaza under siege of Israel, are shells for Turkish Intelligence Organization (MİT) to cover up clandestine business dealings while others were heavily infiltrated especially among the leadership level, were used in this Jihadist drive. İHH is among Turkey-based NGOs that were publicly accused by Russia at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for smuggling arms to rebels in Syria.
May 15, 2017