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Court: Syrian Gov’t Responsible for Killing War Reporter Marie Colvin

HeadlineFeb 01, 2019

A federal court in Washington, D.C., found the Syrian government responsible for the 2012 killing of celebrated U.S. war reporter Marie Colvin. Colvin, a reporter for The Sunday Times, died in Homs, Syria, after a direct strike on a building where she was staying with other journalists. The court ordered Syria to pay $300 million in punitive damages. Colvin’s family brought the lawsuit against the Syrian government, saying they targeted Marie Colvin hours after she had broadcast live from the building on CNN and spoke of indiscriminate shelling by the Assad government. French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik also died in the attack. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 126 journalists have been killed covering the conflict in Syria.

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