Syria: Hevrin Khalaf killed by pro-Turkish militia - BBC

Probe accuses Ahrar al-Sharqiya for Kurdish activist's death

13 January, 17:03

    ISTANBUL - Kurdish politician and activist Hevrin Khalaf, who was killed on October 12 in northeastern Syria during the Turkish offensive against YPG Kurdish militias, was allegedly killed by Ahrar al-Sharqiya, a faction of the Syrian National Army fighting alongside Ankara, according to a report published by the Arabic edition of the BBC. The report quoted ''convincing evidence'' gathered by putting together reports on the ground and satellite images to verify videos posted over the last few months pointing to the responsibility of the pro-Turkish militia, which has continued to deny its responsibility.

    According to the BBC, Ahrar al-Sharqiya militias organized a checkpoint along the strategic M4 highway firing against the car of the activist who was driving from al-Hasakah to Raqqa, killing the driver, Farhad Ramadan. The activist was instead killed after being brutally attacked. Khalaf became an international symbol of opposition to the Turkish offensive against Kurds in Syria.

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