Western Journalists Killed in Syria

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Marie Colvin attends the book launch party for author Janine di Giovanni's new book 'Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love' at Blake's Hotel on July 12, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    Bashar al-Assad's assault has claimed the lives of two Western journalists, the London Sunday Times’s Marie Colvin and French journalist Rémi Ochlik. Colvin, an American citizen, was the only British newspaper journalist inside the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, which has been under siege for weeks. Tuesday night she was on CNN, telling about seeing a boy die after his house was hit by a shell. “There’s a lot of snipers on the high buildings surrounding the neighborhood,” Colvin told CNN. “I can sort of figure out where a sniper is, but you can’t figure out where a shell is going to land.”

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