Incessant Bombing and bloodshed in Syria

Marie ColvinThe bloodshed continues in Syria with incessant shelling on civilian areas by government forces bent on destroying the rebel movement against President Bashar al-Assad, killing two prominent journalists, Marie Colvin from the U.S. and Remi Ochlik from France. This comes less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died of an apparent asthma attach in northern Syria and well known opposition journalist Rami al-Sayed was killed in Homs.

These most recent deaths occurred when a house in the Baba Amr area of Homs that was being used by journalists was shelled. It is believed that 10 other people were also killed and 3 other journalists injured by the shelling. Ms. Marie Colvin was a reporter for a British publication the Sunday Times and has over 20 years of experience reporting from war torn areas around the world. She is one of the most respected war correspondents who was dedicated and fearless in her quest to bring the atrocities of war to the notice of the larger world. She only grew stronger in her commitment towards reporting from dangerous places after losing one eye to shrapnel during the conflict in Sri Lanka in 2001.

 

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