Syrian journalist attacked by ISIL in Turkey dies
ISTANBUL - Associated Press
DHA photoA Syrian journalist who was shot in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has died from his wounds.
Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat died on the afternoon of April 12 in a hospital in Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, according to his friend Barry Abdulattif, a Syrian activist.
Sherqat, who worked for Halab Today TV, was shot in the neck from close range on April 10 while walking on a street.
Friends told the AP that the journalist had received death threats as recently as two months ago from ISIL extremists.
ISIL claimed the attack on April 11 via the ISIL-affiliated Aamaq news agency, which said Sherqat "used to present anti-ISIL programs."
It marks the fourth assassination of a Syrian journalist in Turkey claimed by the extremist group.