Islamic State claims attack on Syrian journalist in Turkey

The Islamic State extremist group says its fighters shot a Syrian television presenter in southern Turkey, according to the group's semi-official news agency al-Amaq.

Muhammed Zahir al-Sherkat, currently in critical condition in a Turkish hospital, "presents programmes hostile to the Islamic State," al-Amaq says.

The report also recalls that Islamic State has killed other critics in Turkey, which border Syria.

Last update: Mon, 11/04/2016 - 15:34
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