How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets – podcast

In November 2019, James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, fell to his death in Istanbul. What led an internationally celebrated humanitarian to take his own life? By Martin Chulov

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TOPSHOT-SYRIA-CONFLICT-ALEPPO<br>TOPSHOT - A Syrian civil defence volunteer, known as the White Helmets, holds the body of a child after he was pulled from the rubble following a government forces air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Karm Homad in the northern city of Aleppo, on October 4, 2016.
Syrian regime forces advanced against rebels during intense street battles in the heart of Aleppo, after the United States abandoned talks with Russia aimed at reviving a ceasefire deal.
 / AFP / AMEER ALHALBI        (Photo credit should read AMEER ALHALBI/AFP via Getty Images)
Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images
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