Syrian journalist slightly injured in ambush in Turkey: Report
ANKARA - The Associated Press
File photo from Oct. 30, 2016 when two Syrian journalists were found dead by their friends at their apartment in southeastern Şanlıurfa province. DHA PhotoA Syrian journalist has escaped an assault in Turkey, months after his journalist brother and a colleague were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in southeastern Şanlıurfa province, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.
The CPJ said late March 9 that Ahmed Abdulkadir, director of the website “Eye on the Homeland,” was ambushed by two men outside his house in Şanlıurfa but escaped the attack with minor injuries.
Abdulkadir had told the AP in December 2015 that he had been receiving death threats from ISIL since the murder of his brother, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, alongside Firaz Hamadi in the same city on Oct. 29, 2015.
Ibrahim Abdulkadir, the late managing editor of Syrian Ayn Vatan newspaper, and Hamadi, a reporter for the same daily, published reports against ISIL and received death threats from the jihadist organization, although neither filed a complaint with the Turkish police.
Turkish security officials on February identified four ISIL militants suspected of killing the journalists, but they still remain at large, allegedly outside Turkish territory in the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa and Germany.