Some very tragic news surfaces today as co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya. Hetherington was a war correspondent and was with a team of other war photographers, Chris Hondros and Guy Martin, covering the conflict in Libya. The group were in Misurata which became besieged on Wednesday and amid the violence Hetherington was killed. Hondros and Martin are in severe critical conditions in hospital.
This is of course very unsettling, The New York Times have said that several hundred Libyan civilians have been killed in the Misurata area of Libya. Hetherington’s final tweet shows the madness of the situation there:
In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Tim Hetherington’s family at this very sad moment.