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The founder of the White Helmets terrorist group found dead in Istanbul

London, (ST) - The founder of the White Helmets terrorist organization, former British intelligence officer James Le Missouri, has been found dead near his home in the Turkish city of Istanbul under suspicious circumstances.

The circumstances surrounding Le Missouri's death were still unclear, but friends and colleagues said he might have fallen from the balcony of his house in the city.

The incident comes a few days after the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed Le Missouri's association with the al-Qaeda terrorist network and asked the British government to explain his suspicious relationship to the organization. “Let's see who was in the early days of this organization,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. One of the co-founders of the White Helmets is James Le Missouri, a former British intelligence officer, specifically MI6, and it is hard to believe that this is a coincidence.

"He has left traces in many conflicts around the world, including in the Balkans and the Middle East,"s he added.

Maxim Grigoriev, director of the Russian Research and Democracy Fund, said the White Helmets group, founded by Le Missouri, was directly affiliated with the al-Nusra Front in Syria, relying on testimonies and statements from more than 40 members of the terrorist group.

The White Helmets was founded in Turkey in 2013 with British and American funding. Several documents found by the Syrian Arab Army in areas that it has freed from terrorism, where the White Helmets operate, associate and support the organic organization with terrorist organizations, especially Jabhat al-Nusra. Chemical weapons against civilians, this happened in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus countryside several times and in areas in Aleppo to accuse the Syrian Arab Army.

Raghda Sawas