"Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation. Evidence that Turkey is assisting the Islamic State is awkward for Ankara. It is as awkward as the evidence of collusion between al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Navy uncovered by my friend and Asia Times colleague Saleem Shahzad (1970-2011). He was killed for his fearless journalism. It is my feeling that Serena met Saleem's fate."
Serena's funeral procession is now out in Beirut.
For more of my remembrance of this brave reporter, http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/21/the-death-of-a-reporter/.