According to The New York Times, two reporters- one American and one French- were killed early Wednesday in Syria as loyalists to al-Assad pursued a deadly bombardment on Homs.
Marie Colvin was an American reporter who was working for the Sunday Times in London and Rémi Ochlik was a French photographer.
This event comes less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died while traveling back from reporting in Syria.
And they are not the only journalists who have died in Syria.
According to the article, “previous fatalities include a freelance cameraman, Ferzat Jarban, who was found dead in early November. Another freelance cameraman, Basil al-Sayed, died at the end of December. A French television reporter, Gilles Jacquier, died in January during a government-sponsored trip to Homs, and Mazhar Tayyara, a freelance reporter for Agence France-Presse, The Guardian and other publications, died in Homs in early February. ”
These deaths just exacerbate the reality of what is happening in Syria and shows more reason why al-Assad cannot remain in power. The international community has had enough. Al-Assad should not be able to determine the destiny of the Syrian people- a destiny that most often ends in death.