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White Helmets Backer James Le Mesurier Found Dead in Turkey

The British founder of an organisation that trained the Syrian White Helmets emergency response group has died in Istanbul on Monday, sources said.

James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, was found dead early on Monday in central Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, a Turkish source with knowledge of the case told MEE.

Last week Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova accused Mesurier of being a “former agent” to the United Kingdom MI6 intelligence agency and said he had connections to “terrorist groups”.

Read more at Middle East Eye

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