23 Nov 2018

Syrian activist Raed Fares shot dead in Idlib

International Editor

An influential Syrian activist, who took on both the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Islamist forces, has been murdered. Gunmen shot Raed Fares and a colleague in Kafr Nabl, a town in the south of Idlib province, the only remaining rebel-held enclave in Syria.

Fares put the small town on the map early in the Syrian uprising, producing satirical and witty protest banners in English, often directed at international leaders and their failure to act.