Ibrahim Abdul-Qadir, executive director of Eye on the Homeland, a Syrian news website, and Fares Hamadi, a production director for the website, were killed in Urfa, in southeastern Turkey, on Oct. 30, 2015. Abdul-Qadir had also worked for a Syrian citizen journalist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, where he was involved in exposing atrocities committed by the Islamic State group. Abdul-Nadir and Hamadi were both killed in an apartment in Urfa, and two days later supporters of the Islamic State group posted a video on social media containing footage of Hamadi’s corpse, claiming responsibility for the killings. Abdul-Qadir’s brother told NBC News that Abdul-Qadir was murdered by a Syrian named Tlas Surur, who had befriended Abdul-Qadir one month earlier, claiming to have defected from the Islamic State group. Surur is suspected to have fled to Syria after the murder.
Fares Hamadi, Turkey
Aug 11, 2016