Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria

Two Western journalists were reportedly killed yesterday during a heavy shelling from the government in the Syrian city of Homs. Marie Colvin, a British newspaper reporter, and French reporter Remi Ochlik were both in the city reporting on the embattled city and conflict. Colvin, who covered the civil war in Lybia last year, said the crisis in Syria was the worst one she’d seen. Twenty-seven people were killed during yesterday’s bombing.

 According to the CNN article:

Syrians pleading for help in stopping a government-led slaughter might have fresh hope, as the United States called for more international action and hinted that arming the opposition isn’t out of the question.

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In Washington, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the conflict under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime demands reaction.

“We believe that we are in a situation where we — the international community — need to act in order to allow for the transition from Assad to a more democratic future for Syria to take place before the situation becomes too chaotic,” Carney told reporters Tuesday.

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