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Jeroen Oerlemans, Dutch Journalist, Is Killed by ISIS Sniper in Libya | The New York Times

Jeroen Oerlemans, Dutch Journalist, Is Killed by ISIS Sniper in Libya | The New York Times

A prominent Dutch photojournalist who had once been taken hostage by Islamist extremists in Syria was fatally shot on Sunday by an Islamic State sniper in the coastal city of Surt, a Libyan government spokesman said.

The photojournalist, Jeroen Oerlemans, was shot several times in the chest while covering the front line of a battle between pro-government forces and the Islamic State, according to Reda Eissa, the government spokesman.

Mr. Oerlemans’s death was a painful reminder of the dangers that journalists face while covering armed conflicts.

Source: Jeroen Oerlemans, Dutch Journalist, Is Killed by ISIS Sniper in Libya – The New York Times