Syrian journalist and filmmaker Naji Jerf was shot and killed in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the Syrian border, on Dec. 27, 2015. Jerf, who had fled Syria after documenting atrocities by the Islamic State group, had been scheduled to travel with his family the following day to France, where they were seeking asylum. Representatives of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killing in a video titled “Escaping won’t do you any good” that was posted online on March 8, 2016.
Naji Jerf, Turkey
Aug 11, 2016