5 LIBYAN REPORTERS SLAUGHTERED BY ISIS
* I.S.I.S militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday 04/27/2015.
The reporters had been missing since 08/2014 when they left the eastern city Tobruk after covering the inauguration of the country’s elected parliament to travel to Benghazi. Their route took them through Derna, a militant Islamist hotspot.
Faraj al-Barassi, a district army commander in eastern Libya, said militants loyal to I.S.I.S were responsible for the killing of the journalists, whose bodies were found outside the eastern city of al-Bayda.
The reporters – four Libyans and one Egyptian – had been working for Barqa TV, an eastern television supporting federalism for eastern Libya, other journalists said.
Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), a group promoting press freedom, said the reporters had been kidnapped at an ISIS checkpoint and were killed “recently”.
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