Naji Jerf who has been widely known for his ant-Islamic state documentaries was gunned down in the broad daylight by an unknown mugger in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Naji Jerf who has made documentaries explaining the violence and abuses on Islamic State-controlled territories (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), was a notable Syrian journalist and Filmmaker while he is also an editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly.
The journalist death was reported by citizen journalists he was working with. after he was found dead near a building housing Syrian independent media outlets in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
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Naji Jerf- Syrian Journalist Who Exposed ISIS Aleppo Enormities Assassinated In Turkey:
As reported by Turkish news outlet T24Website, the attack on the journalist was captured in a security camera near by which demonstrated that he was hit by a bullet in the head as he was walking pass a street. he was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.
In an interview, Can Erimtan of the Istanbul Gazette said:
“As for the reason why this man [Naji Jerf] was targeted, he was working towards exposing the atrocities committed by Islamic State, and for that reason silencing him seemed like a fair option to them,”.
As reported Jerf recently got done with a documentary which investigates the crime and violence in the IS-held parts of Aleppo for the RBSS group [“Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”]. The film won a Committee to Protect Journalists’(CPJ) International Press Freedom Award in November.
As informed by a friend of Jerf, te journalist was expected to go to Paris with his family after a visa for asylum in France.
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apparently this is the third assassination of a journalist in the country over the last three months. In the month of October, two Syrian journalists, Ibrahim Abd al-Qader and Fares Hamadi who were also an earlier member of RBSS group, were found slain in an apartment in the town of Urfa in southeastern Turkey.