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Friday
Mar022012

Bodies of Journalists Killed in Syria Released to ICRC

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(DAMASCUS) -- The bodies of two journalists killed in Syria on Feb. 22 arrived in Damascus on Friday after Syrian officials released them to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

American journalist Marie Colvin, 56 and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 29 were killed and two other foreign journalists were injured in an apparent targeted attack on their makeshift news center in the besieged town of Homs.

Hundreds have been killed in uprisings in Syria since last year. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had been attacking Homs for several weeks when the journalists were killed.

The journalists' bodies were transported by ambulance to Damascus. Colvin, who worked for the Sunday Times in London, is expected to be buried in her native New York.

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