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Friday, March 2, 2012

Marie Colvin's Body Released to the Red Cross

The bodies of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and a French photographer have been handed over to the Red Cross by Syrian authorities.

Ms Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed in a rocket attack in the besieged Baba Amr area of the city of Homs last week.

The charity said the bodies were en route to the Syrian capital.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokeswoman said: "We have been in touch with The Sunday Times and they are making arrangements for repatriation with the relevant authorities."

Meanwhile, two French journalists who were smuggled out of Syria have arrived in France after being trapped for nine days in the war-torn country.

Edith Bouvier, 31, who was injured, and William Daniels were caught up in the Syrian government's siege of a rebel-held neighbourhood in Homs.

More to follow...