Anti-DAESH activist assassinated in Turkey's southeast

Syrian activist who produced anti-DAESH documentaries assassinated in Turkey's Syrian border city of Gaziantep

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Naji Jerf.

Syrian activist and anti-DAESH documentary maker Naji Jerf was shot dead while he was walking on the sidewalk in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep.

His friends announced the incident via their Twitter accounts, saying that “Our movie director Naji Jerf "father of 2 kids" was assassinated by suppressor gun today in Gaziantep, Turkey."

According to sources, he had received several threats from DAESH after he released his anti-DAESH documentary on the internet.

He is also one of the critics of the Assad regime and worked as a journalist in Syria.

Turkish police have launched an operation to find the assailants.

TRTWorld and agencies