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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-12 04:27 AM
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Syria opposition denies killing French journalist
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Source: CNN

Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- Syrian security forces fired the shells that killed French journalist Gilles Jacquier on Wednesday, a Syrian opposition group said, rejecting claims that the France 2 TV journalist was killed by "armed terrorist" fire.

Jacquier, the first Western journalist to die in the 10-month-old uprising in Syria, was killed when a mortar shell struck the pro-government rally he was attending as part of a government-authorized tour of Homs, his network said.

Eight Syrians also died in the attack.

The Syrian Revolution General Commission said security forces fired two shells from an infantry fighting vehicle at a crowd of journalists.

The group said government forces killed at least 24 Syrians Wednesday and injured hundreds more. Another opposition group, the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, put the number at 25 dead


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/12/world/meast/sryia-unrest /



It's frightening to read the successive threads about the continuing violence in Syria here. And yet the Republican race has taken over the news... :(
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