The Islamic State in Libya has killed five television crew that are members of a Libyan television in the country’s east.
The five, who were kidnapped by the Islamic State eight months ago, were found dead with slit throats, a killing method typical with the Islamic State, outside the city of Bayda, which is the temporary home of Libya’s internationally-recognized government.
A military official confirmed the deaths of the five television crew, who had been missing since August.
It’s believed the reporters, four Libyans and one Egyptian, had been working for the Barqa TV network, which supported federalism for eastern Libya.
The five television crew disappeared after leaving the eastern city of Tobruk, to travel to Benghazi but were kidnapped at an IS checkpoint.
Forces allied with Libya’s recognized government had been battling Islamist fighters for almost a year in Benghazi.