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.

  • Sydney - 2011-03-13 08:17

    I am saddened by the death of this camera man, these guys risk it all, leave their civil lives and families behind...go all the way into the fiercest battles, only armed with a cam and a microphone; for us to get all the news updates in the comfort of our homes. My heart is bleeding for Ali's death, Al Jazeera's lost is shared by millions around the globe, who admire the station's commitment to unbias news reporting!

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-03-13 08:47

    So sad that the world is nt as brotherly as it used to be, i'm starting to miss Goerge W Bush.

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