British filmmaker Mehmet Aksoy was killed by militants from the Islamic State group on Sept. 26, 2017 outside Raqqa. Aksoy travelled to Syria in June and had been documenting battles between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State group. He was with the YPG in a compound when Islamic State group fighters approached in two cars and shot five YPG soldiers before entering the compound and shooting Aksoy and a Kurdish journalist. YPG solders subsequently killed the attackers.