Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marie Colvin 'killed in heavy shelling in Syria' just hours after TV broadcast on Channel 4 news

Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin has been killed in heavy shelling in Syria, it has been reported by Reuters.

The news comes just hours after the foreign correspondent reported on 'sickening' scenes in the war-torn city of Homs.

French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, also died in the attack on a makeshift media centre set up by anti-regime activists in the Baba Amr district, reports say.

Homs has been under siege from President Bashar al-Assad's forces since February 4.

In a piece for the Sunday Times this weekend, Colvin spoke of the citizens of the city 'waiting for a massacre'. Read More