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BBC: Hevrin Khalaf: Death of a peacemaker in Syria, by Turkish backed forces

A BBC Arabic investigation has uncovered compelling evidence suggesting the Syrian-Kurdish political leader, Hevrin Khalaf, was executed by a faction of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army.Rebel group Ahrar al-Sharqiya, which fights for the SNA, is accused of her murder, but has told the BBC it is not responsible for the politician’s death.But by speaking to members of Ahrar al-Sharqiya, as well as Hevrin Khalaf’s family, former colleagues and an eyewitness, plus using open source investigation tools, the BBC has discovered a different story about what happened on 12 October 2019.The Turkish government, which backs the Syrian National Army, has not responded to BBC requests for comment.Video produced by: Nader Ibrahim, Rosie Garthwaite and Mustafa Khalili. Graphics by Jasmine Bonshor.

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