Journalist Marie Colvin: 'Why Is No One Stopping This Murder?'

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[Marie Colvin on CNN with Anderson Cooper Tuesday night. This video report contains graphic content. Viewer discretion advised.]

Marie Colvin, in her last report from Homs, Syria shows the heartwrenching slow death of a tiny baby boy as he lays in a hospital after being struck in the chest with shrapnel. She said it was important to share his story and images.

"That little baby is one of two children who died today," Colvin said. "That baby probably will move more people to think, what is going on, and why is no one stopping this murder in Homs that is happening everyday?"

The London Sunday Times’s Marie Colvin was killed early this morning when the home where she was staying was attacked along with French journalist Rémi Ochlik. Colvin, an American citizen, was the only British newspaper journalist inside the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, which has been under siege for weeks, and resulted in thousands of casualties.

Colvin, in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper the night before her death, said that the Syrian crisis was the worst conflict she had covered partly because of the amount of ammunition and shelling. "There's a lot of snipers on the high buildings surrounding the Baba Amr neighborhood. You can sort of figure out where a sniper is, but you can't figure out where a shell is going to land," she said.

Colvin and Ochlik's deaths Wednesday follow that of acclaimed New York Times author and journalist Anthony Shadid, who was reporting in eastern Syria when he died last week after suffering an apparent asthma attack.

[Via: NYT, Video via CNN]


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