By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 21 July 2016:
TV reporter Abdulgader Fassouk, was killed today while covering the fighting in Sirte. He was shot by an Islamic State (IS) sniper.
He was the second Libyan journalist to killed in action in a month. Khaled Zintani, was shot dead, also by a sniper, exactly four weeks ago, while covering fighting in Bengahzi’s Gwarsha district.
Another journalist, Mohamed Agub, was wounded in a separate incident in Sirte today.
Describing Fass0uk as “a brave journalist” who wanted to ensure that the public was fully aware of the realities of the fight against IS, the Libyan Centre for the Freedom of the Press said that only yesterday, he was speaking about the risk war correspondents faced and the lack of physical protection and safety equipment in Libya.
He became a victim of that lack of protection, it said.