IS Executes Journalist Who Wrote About Life in Syrian City

The Islamic State group has executed what is believed to be the first female citizen journalist for reporting inside its territory, Syrian activists reported.

Ruqia Hassan, 30, wrote about daily life in Raqqa, IS's Syrian stronghold and the frequent target of coalition airstrikes against the group. Her frequent Facebook posts appeared under the pen name Nissan Ibrahim.

The exact date of Hassan’s execution is unknown, but her presence on social media stopped abruptly in July 2015.

News of her death was confirmed this week by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a group exposing human rights abuses from within Syria. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS ONLINE

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