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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:19 AM

Brit founder of White Helmets dead in Istanbul, suspicious circumstances

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/11/british-founder-of-white-helmets-found-dead-in-istanbul-james-le-mesurier

"The British founder of the organisation that trained the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets has died in Istanbul.
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A diplomat told Reuters that Le Mesurier was found dead near his apartment in central Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighbourhood. Turkish media reports said he was found with fractures to his head and legs near the apartment building on Monday morning.

The former soldier founded Mayday Rescue, a not-for-profit group that established and trained the White Helmets, officially known as Syrian Civil Defence.


The volunteer group, made up of more than 3,000 volunteers, operates inside opposition-held areas in Syria and has been credited with saving the lives of thousands of victims of Russian and Syrian airstrikes and bombings.
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The Guardian has previously documented how the organisation has been the target of a disinformation campaign, conducted with the support of the Russian government, that positions it as an al-Qaida-linked terrorist organisation."....(more)

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:24 AM

1. OK, yet another individual falling off the balcony!? nt

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

2. Turkey isn't very safe for the peacemakers

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