Ali Moustafa, Toronto-born journalist, killed in Syria

The friends and family of a Toronto photojournalist are holding a vigil in his hometown on Sunday evening, just hours after they learned that a bomb attack had claimed his life in Syria.

Ali Moustafa, 29, and seven others were killed Sunday when a pair of explosive devices were dropped in a rebel-held part of Aleppo, Syria.

The photographer’s sister, Justina Rosa Botelho, confirmed her brother’s death after viewing a photo of his corpse that was sent to her by activists.