At the opening of A Private War a camera pulls out of a devastated landscape; the air is thick with dust and smoke, rubble covers the streets, buildings collapse – their windows are giant gaping holes. Over the war-torn scene of Homs in Syria, we hear jou
Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports.
“I cannot remember any story where the security situation was potentially this bad, except maybe Chechnya,” Marie Colvin told me over a dinner of traditional Lebanese fare on her last night in Beirut a week before she was killed in Homs.
Freelance photographer Remi Ochlik was killed today in the besieged city of Homs, Syria, according to several news organizations. Reporter Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed in the same attack. An aid worker told Reuters the journalists