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Syrian Journalist in Turkey Slightly Injured in Ambush

  • Associated Press

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says a Syrian journalist has escaped an assault in Turkey, months after his journalist brother and a colleague were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The CPJ said late Wednesday that Ahmed Abdelqader, director of the website Eye on the Homeland, was ambushed by two men outside his building in Sanliurfa city but escaped with minor injuries.

Abdelqader had told the AP in December that he had been receiving death threats from the IS since the murder of his brother, Ibrahim Abdelqader, and of Fares Hamadi in Sanliurfa in October.

The IS group has also claimed responsibility for killing another Syrian journalist, Naji al-Jarf, who was shot in the street in the southern city of Gaziantep.