AMMAN — A British photographer wounded in a Syrian army bombardment of the besieged city of Homs has been smuggled out of the country and is now safe in Lebanon, a diplomat said on Tuesday.
Paul Conroy, of London’s Sunday Times, was among several Western journalists trapped in a rebel-held Homs district where Marie Colvin, a war correspondent also with the Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed on Feb. 22.
“Conroy is now safe and sound in Lebanon,” the diplomat told Reuters in Amman.
Later in the day, conficting reports came about the safety of Edith Bouvier, a freelance reporter working for French newspaper Le Figaro, who has a broken leg, had also escaped to Lebanon. A message from French President Nikolas Sarkozy’s said that she was safe, but that message was later pulled back.
They were two of six Western journalists who came under…
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