Syria opposition activist, daughter 'assassinated in Istanbul'

Syria opposition activist, daughter 'assassinated in Istanbul'A veteran Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter were found stabbed to death at their apartment in Istanbul, Turkish reports on Friday, in a crime supporters decried as an “assassination” to avenge their work. Friends raised the alarm after being unable to reach Aroubeh Barakat and her daughter Halla Barakat by telephone for two days, the Dogan and Anadolu news agencies said. Turkish police then arrived at their apartment in the Uskudar district on the Asian side of Istanbul and found both women dead.



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