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French journalist killed in Syria

01-12-2012 07:18 BJT

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In Syria, a French journalist has been killed in the central city of Homs while covering demonstrations with a group of foreign colleagues. Syria’s Ad-dounia TV gave a total death toll of eight, saying 25 people have been wounded.

Gilles Jacquier is the first Western reporter to have died in 10 months of unrest in Syria. He previously reported from Iraq and Afghanistan, and had been invited to Syria by the government.

French journalist Gilles Jacquier is seen in this undated picture
released by France Televisions January 11, 2012.

Syria barred most foreign media from the country soon after demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began in March.

But more journalists have been admitted since the Arab League sent a monitoring mission to check if the authorities were complying with an Arab plan to halt the bloodshed.

This is an undated photo provided Wednesday Jan.11, 2012 by France 2 television shows
French television reporter Gilles Jacquier, at an unknown location who has been killed
Wednesday Jan 11, 2012 in unknown circumstances in Homs, Syria.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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