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‘Rebels killed Western journalists in Syria, not Assad army’
US journalist Marie Colvin (L) and French journalist Remi Ochlik
Mon Mar 5, 2012 1:48PM
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A medical source says armed groups killed the two Western journalists in Syria, rejecting allegations that they died in government shelling, Press TV reports.

According to a source working for the office of the medical examiner in Syria, a nail was found in the skull of US journalist Marie Colvin, which proves she was killed by a handmade bomb.

The source added that Syrian doctors have not removed the nail from Colvin’s head so that US coroners can also find the real cause of her death.

Syria has sent a report about the death of Western journalists to the Polish Embassy, which represents US interests in Syria following the closure of the US Embassy in Damascus last month.

Marie Colvin, 56 an American Sunday Times reporter, and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed on February 22 in the Baba Amr district of the central Syrian city of Homs. The opposition claimed that they died after government troops shelled the makeshift media center in Baba Amr.

Their bodies were discovered by Syrian troops after the army defeated the terrorists and took full control of the area after almost four weeks of heavy clashes with armed groups there. The bodies were sent to France on Sunday.

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