Charity cash 'going to Syrian terror groups' Pernicious. Overwhelmingly in Syria, it is the terrorism of the Assad régime that has led to refugees fleeing, and it is the régime that has prevented aid reaching the internally displaced in Syria. They have been aided in this by their allies on the UN Security Council, who have ensured that there have been no resolutions insisting that aid be allowed through, or that attacks on civilians must cease. And the story is a game of Chinese Whispers anyway. From "some of it undoubtedly goes to extremist groups … It is very hard for all organisations to determine that," we go to, "“It is shocking to find that some charitable aid is being diverted to terrorists in Syria."