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Turkey: Hundreds mourn assassinated anti-IS journalist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep01:47

Turkey: Hundreds mourn assassinated anti-IS journalist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep

Turkey, Gaziantep
December 28, 2015 at 17:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of assassinated Syrian journalist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep, Monday.

Al-Jarf died shortly after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant while walking on Ali Fuat Cebesoy Boulevard in Gaziantep on Sunday, December 27. Al-Jarf was the editor-in-chief of the Syrian Hinta Magazine, considered by many to hold dissident, pro-opposition, anti-Assad and anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) views.

Emergency services arrived on site immediately, transferring al-Jarf to the 25 Aralik State Hospital. Despite all efforts by medics, Al-Jarf died due to the seriousness of the injuries. Turkish police officials have launched an investigation into the case. So far, there have been public claims of responsibility for the assassination.

Recently Al-Jarf produced a documentary which is said to portray aspects of IS in ways which could spark major controversy within certain circles.

Turkey: Hundreds mourn assassinated anti-IS journalist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep01:47
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Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of assassinated Syrian journalist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep, Monday.

Al-Jarf died shortly after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant while walking on Ali Fuat Cebesoy Boulevard in Gaziantep on Sunday, December 27. Al-Jarf was the editor-in-chief of the Syrian Hinta Magazine, considered by many to hold dissident, pro-opposition, anti-Assad and anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) views.

Emergency services arrived on site immediately, transferring al-Jarf to the 25 Aralik State Hospital. Despite all efforts by medics, Al-Jarf died due to the seriousness of the injuries. Turkish police officials have launched an investigation into the case. So far, there have been public claims of responsibility for the assassination.

Recently Al-Jarf produced a documentary which is said to portray aspects of IS in ways which could spark major controversy within certain circles.

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