Mohamed Ben Khalifa was hit by shrapnel while accompanying a militia south of TripoliA freelance journalist who contributed to The Associated Press and other news organisations was killed Saturday in the Libyan capital, a colleague said. Mohamed Ben Khalifa, who was in his 30s, was hit by shrapnel while accompanying a militia patrolling the Qaser Bin Ghashir area south of Tripoli, said Hamza Turkia, also a freelance journalist. Libya's embattled journalist community is mourning colleague Mohamed Ben Khalifa, killed covering clashes in Tripoli today. https://t.co/iByHRaCmGb — Mary Fitzgerald (@MaryFitzger) January 19, 2019The militia came under attack by another armed group, said Mr Turkia. Ben Khalifa, a photographer and video journalist, is survived by his wife and a seven-month-old daughter, another colleague said.
Source: Libya Today January 20, 2019 03:52 UTC