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Two journalists killed in Syria attack

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Two western journalists, one American and one French, were killed early Wednesday in Syria as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a deadly bombardment of the central city of Homs, according to activists and officials.

French government spokeswoman Valérie Pécresse identified the dead as Marie Colvin, an American reporter working for The Sunday Times of London, and Rémi Ochlik, a French photographer.

The deaths were reported less than one week after Anthony Shadid, a correspondent for The New York Times, died of an apparent asthma attack on his way back to Turkey on Thursday after spending nearly a week reporting covertly inside Syria.

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