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February 24, 2012

The Daily Star - Wounded foreign journalists not yet at Lebanese border for transfer, february, 24, 2012

BEIRUT: Three foreign journalists wounded in Syria have not yet been taken to the Lebanese border, the head of Lebanon’s Higher Relief Committee Ibrahim Bashir said Thursday.
Bashir told The Daily Star Thursday evening that it had not been possible “to take them from areas where there is fighting.”
A security source said that British and French authorities are in contact with the Lebanese Red Cross to facilitate their transfer from Syria to Lebanon. The source confirmed that the journalists were still in Syria, and identified them as French nationals William Daniels and Edith Bouvier, and British national Paul Conroy.
According to activists, they were wounded in an attack on a house in Homs, after sneaking over the Lebanese border into Syria.
Two Western journalists – French photographer Remi Ochlik and American Marie Colvin of Britain’s Sunday Times – were killed in that attack. Bashir said the body of “an American woman” who died has also not been taken to the border. He did not identify Colvin by name.
Homs, which is some of 30 kilometers from Lebanon, has been under siege for nearly three weeks.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy Wednesday described the killing of Ochlik and Colvin as an assassination and said the era of Syrian President Bashar Assad had to end.
“This regime must go and there is no reason that Syrians don’t have the right to live their lives and choose their destiny freely. If journalists were not there, the massacres would be a lot worse,” he said.

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