Report: Syria Targeted Journalists

Intercepted communication between Syrian Army officers reportedly revealed that they had pledged to “kill any journalist who set foot on Syrian soil”—resulting in the death of American journalist Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik on Wednesday, Britain’s Telegraph reported. Witnesses said Colvin and Ochlik were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade as they tried to exit a house used by foreign journalists. In intelligence intercepted by Lebanon, Syrian Army officers allegedly said they would target the journalists and then claim they had been killed in crossfire with “terrorist groups.” Meanwhile, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British would “redouble their efforts” to end “Assad’s campaign of terror,” while French President Nicolas Sarkozy said, “Enough is enough. This regime must go.” London summoned its ambassador to Damascus in protest of the killing of Colvin, who was a correspondent for the Sunday Times.