Ali Hassan al-Jaber

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Cameraman al-Jaber was killed during the armed conflict
between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to leader Muammar Qaddafi. He was shot
during an ambush near the eastern city of Benghazi.

Al-Jaber was returning from covering an anti-Qaddafi
demonstration in Suluq, southwest of Benghazi, when unidentified gunmen opened
fire on a car carrying an Al-Jazeera crew, colleague Bayba Wald Amhadi
reported. Al-Jaber, who was shot three times, was the first reported media
casualty in the Libyan conflict. Al-Jazeera reporter Naser al-Hadar was injured
during the attack.

Al-Jazeera reported that the bullets used in the attack,
disintegrating frangible bullets, were the type of ammunition used by
pro-Qaddafi forces.

Al-Jaber, 55, held a master’s degree in cinematography
from the Academy of Arts in Cairo,
according to Al-Jazeera. He worked in Qatar Television for more than 20 years,
as head of the film department. He was previously the director of the Qatar bureau of CNBC Arabiya, an
Arabic-language financial and business information channel.