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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Illegal gambling, black markets and no government control – we take you to Mong-la…Myanmar’s Sin city where anything goes. THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SOME DISTRESSING IMAGES
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The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared earlier today that he’d struck a new Brexit agreement with the European Union — ‘a great new deal’ in his words that ‘takes back control’. But crucially the deal still needs the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.
And at Westminster, there is uncertainty about the likelihood of MPs giving their approval when they meet in emergency session on Saturday. Northern Ireland’s DUP, whose support Boris Johnson needs, has already rejected it. And Labour says this deal is much worse for the UK than the one negotiated by Theresa May.
Huw Edwards presents the BBC News at Ten live from Brussels and hears from the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Europe editor Katya Adler, Ireland correspondent Emma Vardy, economics editor Faisal Islam and deputy political editor John Pienaar.
Living in Edmonton in the winter months, your home heating system is the largest energy expense.
Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average Edmonton family’s energy bills?
A great way to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular maintenance and periodic checkups.
In Edmonton, most wait until a furnace problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after damage has already begun. To catch a problem early ensures that your equipment remains fully functional and operational, no matter if it sits for weeks without use, or is used 24 hours per day.
With regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. This simple checklist will help you maintain the life of your furnace.
Clean or replace your filter
The filter in your furnace serves a crucial job in the process of delivering warm air throughout the rooms in your home. A
Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has told Newsnight that the president should not testify in person to the special council investigation into allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election.
In an exclusive Newsnight interview, Mr Bannon praised special counsel Robert Mueller as an “honourable guy” and said he should not be fired by Trump – but that his deputy Rod Rosenstein should go.
Defending Mr Trump and his campaign, he said he believed Martin Luther King “would be proud of” the president for creating jobs for black and Hispanic people.
Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands.
Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country’s Kasai region.
The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency – the same as Yemen, Syria and Iraq.
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The Queen is to set out the government’s agenda in the State Opening of Parliament, from 11:30
Legislation to take the UK out of the EU on 31 January will be among more than 20 bills announced
PM Boris Johnson says he wants to unite the UK and “level up” opportunity
The Brexit bill is set to come back before MPs on Friday
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Thursday’s State Opening – the second within two months – will see less pageantry than usual, as was the case the last time a snap election was held in 2017.
The Queen will travel by car from Buckingham Palace to Parliament, rather than by horse-drawn carriage.
She and the Prince of Wales, who has accompanied her since the Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties in 2017, will not wear ceremonial dress and there will be a reduced procession.
The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is about to begin.
While all the wrangling between Democrats and Republicans over this case has been based exclusively in Washington, the reason Mr Trump has been impeached lies thousands of miles away on another continent.
Paul Adams, BBC diplomatic correspondent, has been to Ukraine to find out why it is so closely-linked to the Trump trial.
We find that Talent Branding plays a major part in how companies and brands are perceived. Organizations, like Glassdoor and others, are working to define the brand of many companies in the market today, but why would you want someone else making these important, even crucial, decisions for you and your company?
This “new” idea of Talent Branding has been kicked around for years. Some say it’s the overall look and feel of the company (including on-line); others say it’s the internal pulse on how people like or dislike the organization, and some even say it’s complete nonsense.
Our findings are that it is so important that your company’s livelihood might just depend on it. People can dictate the success or failure of an organization, so it’s safe to say that the attraction of the right talent to an organization is the catalyst for the final outcome, whatever that may be, for the overall company. The best recruitment, then, marries talent to brand.
An industry leader in the business of Infectious Disease diagnostic instruments and reagents, this company is in search of its next President’s Club Award winning Sales Specialist in their Michigan territory.
This position is responsible for selling clinical capital equipment in the Large Hospitals and reference laboratories in the assigned territory. The primary responsibilities for this position will be to grow the already current base of existing customers while continuing to maintain the current customer base.
The qualified candidate will be rewarded handsomely for their effort, as the total package will include a base and commission plan, company car allowance, computer, mobile telephone, paid vacation and access to a company 401k program.