The Syrian Coalition’s Media Office mourned the death of journalist and documentary filmmaker Naji Jerf who was shot dead yesterday by unknown assailants with a silenced pistol in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. The Media Office extends its sincere condolences to Jerf’s family, friends and colleagues.
Jerf received death threats by terrorists after he had produced and published the documentary “ISIS in Aleppo,” which documents ISIS’s abduction and detention of media activists and journalists. The film also sheds light on the extremist group’s atrocities in the province.
Jerf was a member of “The Citizenship Movement”, one of the Syrian Coalition’s components, and also worked as editor-in-chief of “Henta” magazine. Jerf also co-founded the “Basmit Syria” organization, and trained media activists and journalists in various parts of Syria.
Following the breakout of the Syrian revolution, Jerf was detained for his anti-regime activities, and was once injured while helping deliver relief aid supplies to besieged areas. Jerf began his activities in the town of Salammiya, his hometown, and also worked in Damascus, Dara’s, and eventually in Turkey. (Source: Syrian Coalition)