A Libyan photographer who worked for Associated Press news agency was killed Saturday south of Libya’s capital Tripoli where he was covering militia clashes, a medical source and family said. Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed by shellfire that hit the positions of a Tripoli militia that he was accompanying, security sources said. A photographer and cameraman for AP since 2014, 35-year-old Khalifa was married and father to a six-month-old baby. The clashes have since Wednesday pitched militias from the capital against the Seventh Brigade, an armed group from Tarhuna in western Libya. A rival administration in the east of Libya is backed by strongman Khalifa Haftar and his self-proclaimed Libyan National Army.
Source: Egypt Independent January 20, 2019 08:48 UTC