Journalist Colvin 'responsible' for own death, says Syria's Assad

US journalist Marie Colvin was killed by Syrian rocket fire in February 2012 while reporting in the city of HomsA US reporter killed in alleged Syrian government bombardment of a rebel district in 2012 was “responsible” for her own death, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview released Thursday. “It’s a war and she came illegally to Syria. Asked if she was responsible for her own death, Assad replied “of course,” though he denied that his forces had targeted her.

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