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Anti-IS Filmmaker Remembered for Courageous Stand

Naji Jerf was a Syrian filmmaker who dared to make an anti-Islamic State documentary. He paid for that work with his life, say friends and colleagues who mourned his death Monday. "Being anti-IS put him at a great risk, but he didn't care because he believed in what he was doing," a friend told VOA in a social media exchange. He asked for anonymity because he fears retribution from IS. Jerf was gunned down Sunday afternoon on a crowded street in the southern Turkish...

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