February 22nd, 2012
05:47 AM ET

2 Western journalists killed in Syria, opposition activists say

Two Western journalists were killed Wednesday in the Syrian city of Homs amid heavy shelling from government forces, opposition activists said.

The Sunday Times of London said one of the journalists reportedly killed was staffer Marie Colvin - the only British newspaper journalist inside the besieged Syrian enclave of Baba Amr.

Colvin was on air with CNN on Tuesday night, recalling how she watched a young boy die after his house was struck by shelling.

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  1. leeintulsa

    yeah, they should be getting out of homs.. not going in..

    February 22, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Of course, there is no shelling of civilian areas going on right? Abbas is just sending troops to fight al-Qaeda. Most Syrians are happy with Assad.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    So, who was the 2nd journalist killed?

    February 22, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      Remi Ochlik, 28, Sunday Times award winning photographer.


      February 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      Excuse me. She was a French photojournalist who had been interviewed the day before on BBC.


      February 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      Two other freelancers were injured in the attack. For up to date coverage go to Google news


      February 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      Wow! The Frenchman had just arrived in Syria the night before. He had just wpn his first award as a photojournalist.

      February 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CenTexan

    Wow...I try to stay out of areas being bombed myself. May they RIP

    February 22, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. high hopes

    Foreign journalists are heroes working behind enemy lines. Their deaths were probably intentional. Assad and his entourage are madmen bent on keeping a firm grip on their power... they don't want the world to see them as they commit war crimes and reak havoc on their own people.

    Earth to Assad:

    We're watching you!


    Power to the People
    Friends of Syria

    February 22, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ty high hopes, just been wondering what has happened to daniel, the one who was initially reporting.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      Hey, Chrissy!

      Haven't heard anything about Daniel. But, I read an article that Israel, Syria's closest neighbor was considering liberating the people of Syria. They don't mess around!

      February 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. high hopes

    According to what I've read:

    Journalists were in a makeshift media center when the house was attacked with shell firing. When the journalists ran out, a rocket was fired to kill them. Three others were injured... Edith Bouvier (French), and Paul Conroy of the Sunday Times who is still trying to recover the bodies which are lying face down in the street. The other injured peoples names have not been released
    It is believed Assad traced their satellite signal.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. high hopes

    Yesterday a Syrian blogger famous for posting on-line videos was killed by a sniper. His name was Rami al-Sayyed.

    There were 13 people killed including the two journalists, activists who may remain nameless. The French leaders are LIVID... Who can blame them?

    For those who claim CNN is war mongering, I must say their coverage lacks the emotion shown by other networks who emphasize the importance of intervention and medical aid. Both injured correspondents could die because of shortage of hospitals, doctors and medical supplies. I, highly, doubt they were taken to a state-run hospital where they would have been arrested and detained. Their bodies were removed by opposition activists risking their own lives.

    Gotta go... later.

    February 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Geraldo Rivera

    It wasn't me again.

    February 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Geraldo Rivera

    I remember when the Kurds were rebelling from Saddam Hussein's bloody regime...how the US helped the Kurds, even arming them with weapons. Most of the dead Kurds I met didn't think it was such a good idea after all. At least that's what the expressions on their dead faces seemed to be saying. I could be wrong. Go ahead and arm the Syrian rebels and see what happens, again...for like the hundredth time all over the world.

    February 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pete/Ark

    Two journalists I knew died in VietNam...we knew they weren't killed because they were reporters,simply because they were with us in the line of fire. I greatly doubt that the deaths in Syria were that coincidental...they were targeted.

    February 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pete/Ark

    sure....everybody's gonna rush off and check that 'cuz you sed to....

    February 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greek American

    Yes I also don't think CNN is war mongering or misrepresenting what is going on in Syria. Watch FUX news for a few minutes and you will be scared that WWIII is about to begin, North Korea, Iran, every other Mid East country, Y2K, 2012 Mayan prophecy, aliens coming, Palin or Gingrich wins presidency, etc. Hahahahaha

    February 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • high hopes

      FUX News..


      Hey, Greek!

      Crazy day...

      February 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. high hopes

    I don't think any one is going to arm them. I think they want some good old fashioned intervention... like no fly zones and remove your tanks zones... or maybe a little bombing of the palace would do. Anything, rather than, nothing!

    February 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |