By Maha Ellawati.
Benghazi, 9 August 2013:
A young TV presenter for the Libya Alhurra channel was killed in a drive-by shooting this . . .[restrict]afternoon as he left a mosque in the Sisdi Husain area of Benghazi.
Izzaldin Qasaad had just given his first Friday lecture, following prayers at the mosque. In this, he called on God not to forget the people in Benghazi who had been carrying out assassinations and car-bomb attacks.
The twenty-eight year old was a popular TV personality, who presented a community-orientated programme called ‘Together We Try.’ He did not report on political matters.
A member of staff at Libya Alhurra confirmed to the Libya Herald that Qasaad had been killed. The staff member said the channel was very upset by the news, and added that the station did not know why he had been targeted. [/restrict]