Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans was killed by a sniper on Oct. 2, 2016 while covering a government-backed offensive against the Islamic State group in Sirte, Libya. Oerlemans was wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet, but multiple shots to the chest still managed to pierce his heart. 

Oerlemans was working for several media outlets including the Belgian weekly Knack and the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. He previously covered the Syrian civil war and was taken hostage for a week by Islamist extremists in 2012.