Safety of Journalists > Targeted and cross fire killings > Khaled Al Sobhi, Younes Al Mabruk Al Nawfali, Abdallah Al Karkaai, Yousef Kader Boh, Mohamed Jalal

Libya

Khaled Al Sobhi, Younes Al Mabruk Al Nawfali, Abdallah Al Karkaai, Yousef Kader Boh, Mohamed Jalal

27 April 2015

The body of five media staff were discovered near the city of Bayda in the southern Al Akhdar Mountain, east of Libya with their throats slit, according to Sky News Arabic quoting security sources.

The five victims, Khaled Al Sobhi, Younes Al Mabruk Al Nawfali, Abdallah Al Karkaai, Yousef Kader Boh and Egyptian photographer Mohamed Jalal worked for Al Barka TV, a Libyan broadcaster. They went missing in August 2014 as they returned from covering the opening session of the Libyan Parliament. Reports said that they were kidnapped at a check-point near the Darna City which is under the control of the group "Ansar Sharia ", claiming to belong to the national army.

The sister of Mohamed Jalal, Nevin Jalal, reportedly claimed that her brother had been used by ISIS to film the beheadings of Egyptian Coptics slaughtered in Libya earlier this year.