- Syrian journalist Naji El Jerf, known for his documentaries against the Islamic State (IS) was shot dead by a bullet in the hand by assailants inside Turkey, on Dec. 27.
"Film maker Naji Jerf, father of two children, was assassinated... today in Gaziantep, on the border with Syria, with a silencer-equipped pistol” said RBSS, a group of citizen journalists, in a statement on Twitter.
Jerf, who had fled the Syrian conflict and moved to Gaziantep, had been publishing a magazine called Alhita, and lately he was working on a documentary on massacres by the IS. The Syrian journalist, shot dead on Ali Fuat Cebesoy Boulevard in the afternoon, was not saved despite medical intervention in the state hospital.
IS has claimed responsibility for killing militant Ibrahim Abdelkader and a friend, late in October, found in a home in southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.
Police has launched wide investigation to find the suspects who has killed the journalist targeted by IS for his publications.