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CASUALTY French Journalist Killed in Syria Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

French Journalist Killed in Syria

French TV journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed Wednesday in Homs, Syria, while visiting the country on a government-sponsored trip, French media reported. His death was first announced by human-rights activists in the city, who said he was hit by a grenade or rocket blast. The 43-year-old Jacquier was part of a group of 15 foreign journalists being shown around Homs when a grenade landed near them. They fled to a nearby building, but more grenades hit, killing Jacquier and injuring at least one more European journalist. Two others died in Homs on Wednesday.

January 11, 2012 1:56 PM