Dutch journalist killed as clashes rock Libya's Sirte

Fighters loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord help a wounded comrade after he was shot by an Islamic State group sniper on the western frontline in Sirte on October 2, 2016A Dutch journalist was killed by sniper fire Sunday while covering clashes in Libya’s coastal city of Sirte, as unity government forces battled Islamic State group holdouts in the jihadist bastion. Dr Akram Gliwan, spokesman for a hospital in Misrata where pro-government fighters are treated, 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. Gliwan said his body had been transferred to Misrata, 200 kilometres west of Sirte.

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