Tara Fares, a popular Instagram model, was executed by an unknown gunman as she sat at the wheel of her white Porsche convertible in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday.
Fares was shot twice in the face and neck as she drove down an alley around 5:45 AM EST.
Her death is the latest in a string of murders of feminists and activist women who dare to flaunt their independent lifestyles in a patriarchal society where women are still viewed as property.
Video footage from a surveillance camera captured Fares' murder. The footage shows a gunman shoot the young model before fleeing on a motorcycle driven by another male.
Another graphic Instagram video shows several men carrying the blood-soaked model to a hospital, where she later died.
Fares was considered a social media influencer with over 2.7 million followers on Instagram.com.
In photos and videos on her Instagram page, Fares flaunted her socialite lifestyle, wearing nothing but the best luxury handbags and designer clothes. Despite living in a country where women are considered second class citizens.
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This is Tara Fares a 22 year old social media influencer with 2.7 million followers. She was gunned down in Afghanistan two days ago, she was a threat because she was outspoken, she was a threat because she lived a life that was her own, she was a threat because she dared to think outside her country's conservative views on how women should conform. Everyday across the world women, and young girls are subject to violence, discrimination, and even death. From Afghanistan, India, Africa, the Caribbean the United States, and countless other corners of the world, we are told we are undeserving of an education, we face domestic violence, and sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, reproductive rights etc. No matter our nationality, our race, religion or the color of our skin we are conquering the same plight. " INEQUALITY" my hope is that no matter the scare tactics used to silence us we will continue to move forward, break thru barriers, and continue to make our voices amplify loud and clear that we will not be treated as second class citizens. Women needs a seat at the table for pollical and social change. Elections have consequences #TaraFares ?? ? #womenrights #shematters