According to CNN, Jeroen Oerlemans, a Dutch Freelance photojournalist was killed recently in Libya by an ISIS sniper. The bullet struck him in the chest and he reportedly died immediately. Jeroen Orleans is the 10th journalist to die in Libya since 2011.
An ISIS sniper killed a Dutch journalist in Sirte, Libya, Sunday, according to a spokesman for the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation.
Freelance photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans was shot in the chest and died immediately, said the spokesman, Reda Essa.
In 2012, Oerlemans was kidnapped in Syria by militants, but released after a week.
The Netherlands’ ambassador to Libya, Eric Strating, saluted Oerlemans’ work when tweeting condolences.
The Committee to Protect Journalists noted that Oerlemans’ death marked at least the 10th journalist, along with one media worker, killed in the Libyan conflict since it began in 2011.
Here is Jeroen Orleans shortly after being released by Syrian militants in 2012.
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