Turkey

Naji Jerf

27 December 2015

The prominent Syrian journalist was gunned down by unknown assailants in Gaziantep (Turkey) near the Syrian border. The killers of Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the independent monthly Hentah and a film maker who documented the activities of the terrorist group Daesh, used a pistol equipped with a silencer in broad daylight in front of a building that houses the Syrian opposition news outlets in downtown Gaziantep. His family reportedly said that Jerf had obtained a French visa after receiving death threats and he was expected in Paris within days.