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FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

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FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

The FBI is investigating the murder of Syrian-American journalist Hala Barakat and her opposition activist mother Orouba in Turkey, with reports the suspect was an operative of the Assad regime.

Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

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Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

A man who murdered a Syrian mother and daughter in Turkey's Istanbul, has confessed to the murders, reports have said.

Turkish police arrest suspect in Syrian activist murders

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Turkish police arrest suspect in Syrian activist murders

Turkish police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the investigation into the murder of two Syrian pro-opposition activists in Istanbul.

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