11 November 2019 — RT
James Le Mesurier, the man behind support and training for the controversial White Helmets ‘Syrian civil defense’ group, has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkey, according to reports.
Le Mesurier’s body was discovered near his home in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district. The circumstances surrounding his death are still being investigated.
Turkish Sözcü newspaper, citing his wife, reported that Le Mesurier had been taking medication to treat depression. The outlet reports that suicide is among the versions police are working on.
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Hailed as fearless rescue workers by the Western media, the White Helmets have been accused of associating with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups inside Syria. Photographs and videos show members of the ‘civil defense’ organization posing with jihadists. They’ve also been accused of staging chemical attacks, used as justification by Western nations to carry out strikes against the Syrian military and its allies.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Le Mesurier was a former MI-6 intelligence officer.