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British Founder of Syrian ‘White Helmets' Aid Organization Found Dead in Istanbul


Added 11-11-19 02:04:02pm EST - “Le Mesurier, 48, appeared to have fallen from a balcony and was found with multiple fractures in his head and legs.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “British Founder of Syrian ‘White Helmets’ Aid Organization Found Dead in Istanbul | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

James Le Mesurier, co-founder of the Syrian Civil Defense aid organization in Syria, also known as the White Helmets, was found dead on Monday near his apartment in Istanbul.

According to reports, Le Mesurier, 48, appeared to have fallen from a balcony and was found with multiple fractures in his head and legs. The Istanbul Governor’s Office said “comprehensive administrative and judicial investigations” into his death were underway.

“The family of the Syrian Civil Defense extends its deepest condolences to his family, and we express our deepest sorrow and solidarity with his family, as it is our duty to commend his humanitarian efforts, which the Syrians will always remember,” the Syrian Civil Defense wrote on its Facebook page.

Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Le Mesurier of being a former British intelligence agent who was “spotted all around the world, including in the Balkans and the Middle East.”

“Given the role of the West in undermining stability in these regions, it is not difficult to assume what the British intelligence officer did there,” Zakharova said.

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