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Libya: Briton Shot Dead On Beach Is Named
A British man who was shot dead in Libya has been named as energy worker Mark DeSalis by the Foreign Office.
His family said they are "shocked and devastated" by his killing, in a statement released through the Foreign Office (FCO).
Mr De Salis was found dead alongside a female friend from New Zealand near the Mellitah oil and gas complex in the west of the country.
He had been working in Tripoli in Libya for six years. He worked for First Engineering and was currently employed as a power manager bringing generators to Tripoli to provide electricity.
Mr De Salis' grieving relatives stated that he "liked the Libyan people" and remembered him as a "decent and incredibly loyal man and he was loved by many".
They said he had been with "a close friend from New Zealand who was also killed and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time".
The woman's name has not yet been released.
The FCO has called for a thorough inquiry by the Libyan government into the murders.
Mellitah is near the town of Zuwarah and 60 miles west of Tripoli.
The area is home to a large oil and gas complex co-owned by Italian company ENI and Libya's state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC).
The killings come a month after a US teacher was shot dead in the eastern city of Benghazi, after which the FCO said further attacks against Westerners were likely.
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