Al Jazeera staffer killed in Libya

Cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber's death marks first instance of journalist killed in line of duty in Libya.

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    An Al Jazeera cameraman has been killed in what appears to have been an ambush near the rebel-held city of Benghazi in eastern Libya.

    Ali Hassan Al Jaber was returning to Benghazi from a nearby town after filing a report from an opposition protest when unknown fighters opened fire on a car he and his colleagues were travelling in.

    Two people including Al Jaber were shot. Al Jaber was rushed to hospital, but did not survive.

    Wadah Khanfar, the director-general of Al Jazeera, said the network "will not remain silent" and will pursue those behind the ambush through legal channels.

    In a statement, Al Jazeera said it condemns the cowardly crime, which comes as part of the Libyan regime's campaign targeting Al Jazeera and its staff.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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