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Raed Fares: Syria radio host shot dead in Idlib

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

A prominent Syrian radio journalist has been shot dead by gunmen in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib.

According to BBC, Raed Fares, a well-known Syrian activist, was killed in the north-western town of Kafranbel.

It was not the first time the founder of Radio Fresh, an independent radio station broadcasting from inside opposition-held areas in the country, had been targeted.

His activism had earned the ire of both militants and the Syrian government.

Four years ago, two gunmen for the Islamic State (IS) militant group shattered several bones and punctured his lung in a failed attempt to silence Fares.

More attempts on his life would follow and yet the former estate agent was determined to carry on.

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