France 2 television journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, the first reported instance of a Western journalist being killed in 10 months of Syrian unrest.
FRANCE 24's Lucy Fielder reports on France 2 journalist Gilles Jacquier's death in Syria
Syria barred most foreign media from the country soon after demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began in March, but more journalists have been admitted since the Arab League sent a monitoring mission last month to check if authorities were complying with an Arab plan to halt the bloodshed.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe condemned the attack and demanded the authorities carry out an immediate investigation.
Date created : 2012-01-11