Turkish authorities possess key information on killers of Syrian activist, daughter

Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of Uskudar on Thursday night. (Supplied)

Head of the media department at the National Coalition for Syrian Opposition, Ahmad Ramadan, said in a tweet on Sunday that Turkish security possess “important information” on the killers of Syrian activist, Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala.

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In his post, Ramadan said that the culprits are metaphorically being “suffocated,” now that Turkish security have important information on them. Ramadan said that the killers will be brought to justice very soon.

Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of Uskudar on Thursday night.

The attack

Syrian sources from Istanbul said that the victims most likely knew their killer or killers. This is deduced because their place of residence showed no signs of a break-in.

New details, which emerged on Saturday, revealed that the perpetrators deliberately knocked on the apartment door in a conventional manner, then entered and strangled Barakat and Hala. Following the break-in, they stabbed the women with a knife.

After concluding their murder spree, they poured detergent liquid over their bodies to prevent any smell from exposing them and their crime before securing a hideout.

Barakat and her daughter were buried in Turkey, whereby an immense number of people from different Syrian opposition groups attended their funeral, on Saturday.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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