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The latest to die was 22-year-old social media influencer and model Tara Fares.Fares had built an Instagram following of 2.7 million people thanks to her edgy fashion shoots, assertive missives and eye-catching colorful hairstyles.But while Fares' fearless embrace of social media inspired many young Iraqis, it upset traditionalists.It was this darker side of online platforms that forced the outspoken Fares to quit living in her native Baghdad and spend much of her time in comparatively liberal, secular Iraqi Kurdistan.Assassinations a 'message'Fares is not the only Iraqi fashion and beauty entrepreneur to have met her death in recent weeks.Two days before Fares was shot dead came the first officially confirmed murder among the spate of suspicious deaths.Chillingly, Fares, Yassiri and Hassan all died on Thursdays.
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