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Veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin killed in Syria

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:10 No Comment]

Renowned journalist Marie Colvin of The Sunday Times (UK), who has been familiar to Eezham Tamils for her coverage on the conflict in the island, has been killed in shelling in Syria together with French photographer Remi Olchlik in a shell attack in Syria on Tuesday, agency reports said. The news has shocked Eezham Tamils world over. The courageous journalist lost one of her eyes in 2001 in Sri Lanka Army shelling while working in the island. She was the only journalist to be present in besieged town of Homs in Syria, covering the conflict there, where she was slain. The shocking news of her death comes a few hours after her coverage on “sickening scenes” from Syria.

Marie Colvin was the last journalist the LTTE’s Political Head B. Nadesan and the Director of LTTE Peace Secretariat S. Puleedevan were talking to in May 2009 before they were massacred in one of the worst war crimes of modern times.

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