Al-Jazeera Cameraman Chased and Shot Dead by Gaddafi Regime Supporters

By: Matt Wells | Guardian.co.uk

An al-Jazeera cameraman who died in eastern Libya was hunted down and ambushed by forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, according to sources at the broadcaster.

Ali Hassan al-Jaber was among a team from the network’s Arabic station attacked as they returned to the rebel-held city of Benghazi on Saturday.

In an official statement, al-Jazeera said the group were ambushed, and it condemned “the cowardly crime, which comes as part of the Libyan regime’s malicious campaign targeting al-Jazeera and its staff”.

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