Source: Niamh Harris

Russia is urging the UK to clarify whether the founder of the so called civil defense group ‘White Helmets’ had any affiliation to al-Qaeda.

Russia’s question comes in the aftermath of a statement by the UK Foreign Office’s Minister for the Middle East, Andrew Murrison, who claimed that the White Helmets was subjected to a massive disinformation campaign by Syria and Russia.

At a press briefing in Moscow on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Let us take a look at who created this structure … It is known for a fact that one of the White Helmets’ founders was James Le Mesurier. He is a former UK intelligence officer, specifically of MI6 [foreign intelligence service]”

Press TV reports: This coincidence is unlikely to be a random one, she noted.

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