Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya

2011-03-12 22:55
Benghazi - Al-Jazeera says a cameraman for the pan-Arab satellite station has been killed near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

It was the first death of a journalist since the Libyan uprising began on January 15.

The station identified the slain journalist as Ali Hassan al-Jaber but did not specify his nationality.

It said he was killed in what it called an "armed ambush" on an Al-Jazeera crew in the Hawari area near Benghazi, which is the headquarters of the rebellion seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The station said on Saturday a correspondent was also wounded.

It did not say who it thought was behind the attack.

Most of eastern Libya remains under rebel control, though pro-government forces have retaken territory in the past several days.

- AP
Read more on:    al-jazeera  |  muammar gaddafi  |  libya  |  north africa  |  uprisings
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