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High-profile White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul


James Le Mesurier was the founder and director of the Mayday Rescue group.

(CNN)A high-profile supporter of the "White Helmets" group, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, has been found dead in Istanbul, according to Turkish authorities.

James Le Mesurier, the founder and director of the Mayday Rescue group, died in the Kemankes Karamustafapasa neighborhood of Turkey's biggest city early on Monday, the Istanbul governorship said in a statement.

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