Iraqi model Tara Fares shot dead in Baghdad

Baghdad, Sep 28 : Tara Fares, popular Iraqi model and social media influencer has been shot dead by unknown attackers in Baghdad on Friday.

Tara Fares was voted one of Iraq’s most influential social media personalities as she gained a nearly 3 million strong following on Instagram, where she shared pictures contradicting traditional Muslim values.

Twenty-two-year-old Iraqi model and social media star Tara Fares was murdered while driving her sports car in the city’s Kam Sara neighbourhood.

The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior announced it had opened an investigation into the model’s death.


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She was shot three times, including twice in the head, local health service chief Er-Rasafa Kasem Abdel Khadi told the media.

Model Tara Fares was crowned Miss Baghdad in 2015.The message about her death, describing her murder as “treacherous and cowardly act,” was posted on her Instagram page.

Just days before the shooting, Fares posted pictures considered inappropriate in the conservative Islamic society.

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