Marie Colvin & Rémi Ochlik: Journalists Killed in Syria
Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik: More Journalists Killed in Homs
American Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik were killed in Homs, as the city sustained another day of heavy shelling from Syrian government forces.
Marie Colvin, whose iconic eyepatch summed up her badass career and garnered its own Facebook page, had earlier reported on the vicious tactics of the Syrian military snipers.
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Marie Colvin had lost her left eye while covering the conflict in Sri Lanka in 2001.
Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik were working out of an ad hoc media center, which was apparently targeted specifically. Apparently Colvin and Ochlik tried to escape the building as it was shelled, and were struck by a rocket as they fled.
Marie Colvin was 55; Rémi Ochlik was 28.
Bashar Al-Assad's government does not want media coverage of his attacks on the Syrian population, even as other nations in the Arab League float the idea of arming the resistance.
Only yesterday, news emerged that citizen journalist Rami Al-Sayyed was killed in Homs as he documented the same sort of attack that killed Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik.