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Tara Fares death: shocking moment of Iraqi Instagram star Tara Fares assassination

Thursday 11/October/2018 - 03:24 PM
Tara Fares
Tara Fares

"Russia Today" Arabic YouTube channel has released a video featuring the moment Iraqi model and social media influencer، Tara Fares، was assassinated.

Iraqi Interior Ministry had revealed new details in the murder of prominent women cases in recent weeks، which one of were tied to the killing of Iraqi actor، Karar Noshi، who was tortured and murdered in July 2017.

The Iraqi model and social media influencer has been shot dead by unknown attackers in Baghdad، independent reported.

Tara Fares، a prominent former beauty queen with nearly three million followers on Instagram، was killed after gunmen opened fire on her on Thursday in the city's Kam Sara neighbourhood.

The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior announced it had opened an investigation into the model's death، according to Kurdistan 24.

Ms Fares' body was taken to Baghdad's Sheik Zaid hospital at 5:45 am local time. Doctors told local media she had died after suffering three bullet wounds.

The 22-year-old lived in Erbil، the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan، but regularly visited Baghdad.
Fans began posting across social media after her death was confirmed، with many celebrating her outspokenness in a country that can still have conservative attitudes towards women.

"Tara’s death screams discrimination، lack of freedom and rights" wrote one fan. "Sympathy is not enough."

Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji said on October 8 that Fares was murdered by extremists — and the Instagrammer who was told "you're next" hours after Fares's death، has fled to Jordan، according to this is insider website.

Her death comes just days after the killing of Suad al-ali، an Iraqi human rights activist who was shot and killed in her car in the southern city of Basra.

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