Naji Jerf, Syrian Journalist Who Exposed ISIS Aleppo Atrocities, Assassinated in Turkey

Written by on December 28, 2015 in Alternative Media, World with 64 Comments

Source: RT America

A prominent Syrian journalist and filmmaker, Naji Jerf, who produced anti-Islamic State documentaries was gunned down by unknown assailants in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey.

This is the third assassination of a journalist in the country over the last three months.

Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly, known for his documentaries describing violence and abuses on Islamic State-controlled territories (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was shot and killed near a building housing Syrian independent media outlets in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. His death was originally reported by a group of citizen journalists he was working with.

Jerf recently completed a documentary investigating violence and crime in the IS-held parts of Aleppo for the RBSS group [“Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”]. The film won a Committee to Protect Journalists’(CPJ) International Press Freedom Award in November.

A friend of Jerf's has told AFP the journalist was “supposed to arrive in Paris this week after receiving, along with his family, a visa for asylum in France.”

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  1.' Jaime Walton says:

    May he rest in peace

  2.' Sheykh Ryan says:


  3.' Melanie Singer says:


  4.' Maria Lynne says:

    A warrior. RIP

  5.' Jackie Edwards says:


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  7.' Irma Kiffen says:

    So sad. Prayers for his family

  8.' Jacqueline Scherer Bradley says:

    Prayers. Condolences to his family.

  9.' Judy Corston-Koomans says:


  10.' Kosta Tomazos says:

    Shame on Turkey. RIP.

  11.' Aldi Niemeijer says:

    very sad, Turkey is a dangerous country for people who criticize Daesh, the country is involved in this horrible group of people and will try to stop anyone who stands in their way….

    •' Volkan Yazar says:

      That is idiotic, what you claim.. No more dangerous than the USA in that sense.. Believe me, I have lived in both..

    •' Elken Alei says:

      That is the reason for FEMA camp! In ww2,plenty of barriers cage fencing village ,it might help as history revealed itself ,society role backward to live in isolated . Target .separate to control . Limited the activities n no internet nor religious gathered more than 10persons. All grouping catering must have a permission from police station or local administration stamped. Area screened with scanner. No weapons of guns,long or short distance killing machinery . Every public area with emergency button or hub of first aid booth with bullet proof . Last time,this was happened in my country for anti communist! No hot ideology talking in any kopitiam nor street catering ,after 9pm,marshall law enforcement untill 7am. No official document on any activities will be detained into jail. One local leader one life warranty on duty of safety .

    •' Isil Umay says:

      Turkiye is no more dangerous then any other euorepan country or US at the moment dear Aldi.. Erdogan is a puppet oh yes that is for sure and dictator, but there is a big but…because he is also puppet of US and EU…. and they trying so hard to display themselves as against ISIS… even though they are the ones who created and supportimng them,Erdogan at the moment wouldnt be against those people who show ISIS as an enemy, just because it is what US wants… do you honestly beileve what happened in Paris was ISIS doing?? ofcourse not.. they have use those idiots ofcourse but masterplan was all so called EU countries ideas all along.. and Turkiye ( rather Erdogan, we have nothing to do with that idiot and his action certainly not represent us) just doing as he has been told… so whoever killed him, got his/her orders from White house or EU HQ, not Ankara…. you can be sure of that….

  12.' Jeffrey Lee Saunders says:

    Man’s inhumanity to man is our downfall.How do you stop pure evil.Thank God for faith and doing what is right.❤️??

  13.' Paul Russell says:

    A brave man. The world needs more like him

  14.' Cathy Lynn Lype says:

    Prayers for his family

  15.' Diana Rosen says:

    Tragic. ?

  16.' Lila Lucena says:

    a loss of a great voice against violence! RIP

  17.' Pauline Pedace Walsh says:

    Bless his soul ❤️

  18.' Beth Delpiano says:

    🙁 Prayers Sent

  19.' Jacky Kaandorp says:

    Another big loss. Who ever is responsible for his death doesn’t want the world to know the Truth.
    God bless you.

  20.' Kris Codding says:

    unknown assailants my ass

  21.' Felix Adams says:

    May you rest in the arms and Jesus son thank you for your bravery. I will not forget. God Bless

  22.' Rina Bina Strauss says:

    Another hero gone too soon.

  23.' Pauline Cummins says:

    Rip bed of heaven to you prayers

  24.' Suzann Dvorken says:

    RIP Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

  25.' Nisha Dutt says:


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  27.' Erbos Taner says:

    Cabal’s tactics on a global scale , silence anyone who is a threat to the agenda, anywhere it’s the same in the US ,UK , EU , why would it be any different in Turkey ?….All wars are Banksters wars. And it is designed to divide us , They’re doing a good job yes ?

  28.' Nathan Dunning says:

    Another martyr in the fight against the global Caliphate.

  29.' Nathan Dunning says:

    So basically Erdogan is ISIS new leader.When do we attack Turkey?Oh that’s right Imam Obama loves him.

    •' Isil Umay says:

      although i cant stand Erdogan, and he is a puppet of USA and sure person to aid ISIS, i do not beileve he is responsible dear Nathan… why? because this personn would and DOES takes West media’s interest.. because of his staus and right now he wouldnt want that kind of attention.. that is why he staged so called “rescue the guy in the bridge theater”…It is more likely he was killed bu Mossad or well positioned ISIS millitans themselves.. you actually beileve that US didnt know where he is? or Israel? ofcourse not…now what we need to try to figure out, why he has been killed?? when west trying to find a good excuse to going to Syria, and need a person like him, why do you think Erdogan ( who is a servant to West) would kill him? you see my friend, you need to look at the source, who would GAIN by his death… and make a publicity.. who do you think that is? think carefully my friend, you will figure it out

    •' Nathan Dunning says:

      Im no fan of the US infact I believe like Erdogan they profit very much by ISIS SATANIC CULT. I believe they were created by the CIA and MOSSAD.To try steal OIL and land. They engineered the refugee crisis with embeded jihadi’s to cause chaos in order to collapse economies and weaken their soverignty. The UN/NATO want to dominate the global resources under a one world government.ISIS Have been deceived also because they think the NWO will be islamic.The truth is once the US is finished they will Nuke Raqqa and Istanbul. Or Vladimir Putin(peace be upon him) will do it and ruin all of their plans.How am I going now?a bit closer to the truth?

    •' Isil Umay says:

      only half but you are doing well.. just the last part of nuking the Turkiye.. they need middle east especially Turkiye.. because know what is that?

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  32.' Yolanda Lewis says:

    Sad. RIP.

  33.' Laura Asselin Puckett says:

    Sorry to hear this

  34.' Kat Lopez says:

    he’s not gone and he’s not alone.

  35.' Valerie Vasiliou says:

    The truth tellers are always at great risk. RIP Naji Jerf! You made a difference in your too short life.

  36.' Mariane Ta says:

    Condolences and prayers to his family

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  39.' Denise Thompson says:

    God Bless .. R I P xxxx

  40.' Cathy Siegel says:


  41.' Jim Chambers says:

    they kill those that give hope…

  42.' Daniel Platten says:

    I hate this kind of news. A loving caring man is killed for doing the right things.

  43.' Salim Alamrun Sambu says:

    This is a great blow in exposing the evils of ISIS,however one dead hero cannot prevent the world from realizing who the ISIS realy are.

  44.' Vérane Jackie Deschamps says:

    sorry rip thank you

  45.' Sandy J L'Homme says:

    So sorry you losses your life for the truth

  46.' Su Light says:

    May peace be upon him.

  47.' Ahmed Deek says:

    May Allah bless him…

  48.' Samia Khalil says:

    Allah yirhamo fatyha

  49.' Kathy Fitz says:

    I true hero

  50.' Wilma Darlene Clifton says:


  51.' Tahira Jabeen says:

    allah sub Muslims pe rahm farmaye

  52.' Janice La says:

    So Sad

  53.' Patti Belle Spellmeyer says:

    Turkey is out of control!

  54.' Reva Hutkin says:

    R.I.P. You were heroic.

  55.' Shekina Blue says:

    The turks having been backing ISIL as have the USA & the prick has made demands that he not only wants more money from the European Union but wants to become a member, so ISIL can freely enter Europe. This whole situation is as corrupt as it comes this is just he beginning of the end for Europe as we now know it. They have their eyes set on anglo’s and white europeans to destroy the very fabric of society, of democracy, of freedom, it’s either their way or death.

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