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.

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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