The journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was reportedly killed in indiscriminate artillery shelling while covering militia clashes in the south of Tripoli.
Reuters reported that “Mohamed Ben Khalifa died of a random shell in the Libyan capital while covering the clashes.”
Al Jazeera added: “Ben Khalifa died while accompanying a militia patrolling the Qaser Bin Ghashir area south of Tripoli, according to Hamza Turkia, a freelance journalist.”
Ben Khalifa’s death sparked widespread attention on social media with plenty of other Libyan and international sources reporting on the incident.
Local reports of the clashes point at GNA-affiliated militias or the 7th Brigade as the perpetrator of the shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Qasr Bin Gashir (قصر بن غشير), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.688716, 13.173889. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.