Iraqi model, social media star Tara Faris gunned down in Baghdad

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Famous Iraqi social media star and model Tara Faris was gunned down in Baghdad earlier on Thursday.

Iraqi media reported that Faris was shot in the car in Baghdad during in the afternoon.

According to media reports, Tara Faris was born in 1988 to an Iraqi father and a Lebanese mother.

She was chosen as a beauty queen at the Iraqi Hunting Club in 2015 and then moved to Europe for a while before returning to Iraq traveling between Erbil and Baghdad.

The news of Faris’s killing was also tweeted by TV correspondent Steven Nabil.

In another tweet he commented: "Just yesterday she was announced as the 6th most followed Iraqi person on social media."

Social media followers reacted to the news of the killing.

Whuile many of them expressed sadness and expressed their frustration at the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, one of them commented: “Women are not safe in Iraq, actually no one is safe in Iraq. She shouldn't have left Kurdistan, where she previously lived a normal life.”