British, Brazilian Newspaper Reporters Missing in Libya

World | March 10, 2011, Thursday // 15:37|  views

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad has been reporting from western Libya for the past two weeks. Photo by: The Guardian

British daily newspaper The Guardian announced Thursday that their reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who has been reporting from western Libya for the past two weeks, is missing.

The man entered the country from Tunisia. He last got in touch with the paper through a third party on Sunday. At that time, he was in Zawiya, a town west of the capital Tripoli, which was a stage of fierce fighting in the last few days.

The Guardian has contacted Libyan government officials in Tripoli and London and asked for their assistance in the search of the correspondent.

Abdul-Ahad is an Iraqi national and has been part of The Guardian's staff since 2004. He has reported on stories from Somalia, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to the newspaper, the reporter was traveling to Libya with Andrei Netto of the Brazilian newspaper Estado. Netto is also missing.

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