Journalist killed as clashes rock Libya’s Sirte
A Dutch journalist was killed by sniper fire while covering clashes in Libya’s coastal city of Sirte, as unity government forces battled Islamic State group holdouts in the jihadist bastion. A spokesperson for a hospital in Misrata told AFP that photographer Jeroen Oerlemans was “shot in the chest by an IS sniper while covering battles in Sirte” 450 kilometres (280 miles) east of Tripoli. Mr Oerlemans was working in Libya for a number of organisations, including the Belgian weekly Knack magazine, which confirmed his death.
This picture, taken on October 26, 2008, shows Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans (centre) posing for a photograph as he sits atop an armoured personnel carrier while on assignment at Tarin Kot in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan.