Monday, September 19, 2011
BBC journalist hit by sniper in Libya
Mohammad Ballout, a BBC Arabic correspondent, has been hit by a sniper in Bani Walid in Libya today. Ballout, and several other journalists, were targeted by a sniper as they were preparing for a live broadcast on the outskirts of the town held by Gaddafi loyalists. Last week, Ballout and his team were the first journalistic team to reach advanced rebel positions on the front line in Bani Walid. The BBC has applauded Ballout’s bravery, whilst stating that his injuries are not life-threatening and that he is receiving medical treatment.