(Image Source: Sunday Times/ Julien De Rosa)


BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE 

 

Syrian opposition activists say two Western journalists — an American and a Frenchman — were killed Wednesday in a bombing in besieged Homs. Here’s HLN.
 

“The violence in Syria has claimed two of the few voices who've been getting info from the inside Syria to you at home. Two western journalists were killed in a bombing there this morning.”
 

A French government spokesperson says the killed journalists were veteran American war reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik. (Video: NBC)

Reports say at least 17 people were killed in Wednesday’s attack. The BBC says the journalists were staying in a house that was acting as a media center...
 

“...when it was hit by a shell ... Rockets were also said to have hit the building's garden when people tried to flee afterwards. At least three other foreign journalists were wounded, activists said.”
 

Just hours before she died, Marie Colvin talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the violence she’s witnessed in Syria. She also reported from Misrata when the civil war raged in Libya last year, and says — Syria’s situation is worse.
 

Colvin: “There’s nowhere to run. The Syrian army is holding the perimeters. And there’s far more ordnance being poured into the city...”

 

Colvin has been London Sunday Times’ foreign correspondent for more than two decades. She lost her left eye while covering a conflict in Sri Lanka. She was in her 50s. Meanwhile, just last month, Ochlik won a World Press Photo Award for his coverage of Libya. He was in his late 20s. (Video: KOIN)
 

Al Jazeera reports Syria’s opposition is close to believing a military intervention is the only way out of the Syria situation.
 

“The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) said on Wednesday it was coming to the view that military intervention was the only solution to the nearly year-old crisis in the country. [An SNC spokeswoman said:] ‘We are really close to seeing this military intervention as the only solution. There are two evils, military intervention or protracted civil war[.]’”
 

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross continues to push for a two-hour daily truce so humanitarian aid can be delivered to civilians.

 

American, French Journalists Killed in Syria

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Feb 22, 2012

American, French Journalists Killed in Syria

(Image Source: Sunday Times/ Julien De Rosa)


BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE 

 

Syrian opposition activists say two Western journalists — an American and a Frenchman — were killed Wednesday in a bombing in besieged Homs. Here’s HLN.
 

“The violence in Syria has claimed two of the few voices who've been getting info from the inside Syria to you at home. Two western journalists were killed in a bombing there this morning.”
 

A French government spokesperson says the killed journalists were veteran American war reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik. (Video: NBC)

Reports say at least 17 people were killed in Wednesday’s attack. The BBC says the journalists were staying in a house that was acting as a media center...
 

“...when it was hit by a shell ... Rockets were also said to have hit the building's garden when people tried to flee afterwards. At least three other foreign journalists were wounded, activists said.”
 

Just hours before she died, Marie Colvin talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the violence she’s witnessed in Syria. She also reported from Misrata when the civil war raged in Libya last year, and says — Syria’s situation is worse.
 

Colvin: “There’s nowhere to run. The Syrian army is holding the perimeters. And there’s far more ordnance being poured into the city...”

 

Colvin has been London Sunday Times’ foreign correspondent for more than two decades. She lost her left eye while covering a conflict in Sri Lanka. She was in her 50s. Meanwhile, just last month, Ochlik won a World Press Photo Award for his coverage of Libya. He was in his late 20s. (Video: KOIN)
 

Al Jazeera reports Syria’s opposition is close to believing a military intervention is the only way out of the Syria situation.
 

“The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) said on Wednesday it was coming to the view that military intervention was the only solution to the nearly year-old crisis in the country. [An SNC spokeswoman said:] ‘We are really close to seeing this military intervention as the only solution. There are two evils, military intervention or protracted civil war[.]’”
 

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross continues to push for a two-hour daily truce so humanitarian aid can be delivered to civilians.

 

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