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Western journalist killed in Syria

2012-01-11 16:54

Damascus - A Western journalist was killed and a number of other reporters were wounded on Wednesday when a rocket exploded as they covered a story in the Syrian city of Homs, a witness told AFP.

The information ministry said it was aware of an incident involving foreign journalists, but could not provide any further details.

The journalists were in Homs, one of the major hot spots of the 10-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, on a visit organised by the authorities.

Separately, state news agency SANA said an army colonel and two soldiers were killed and two others wounded by a "terrorist group" as they were travelling to join their units outside Damascus.

And another colonel was captured by an "armed terrorist group" as he headed to a military airport in Homs province.