US reporter killed in Syria targeted by regime, family claims

US journalist Marie Colvin was killed by Syrian rocket fire in February 2012 while reporting in the city of HomsThe Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad targeted and killed US reporter Marie Colvin in February 2012 to stop her from covering government atrocities, according to a lawsuit filed in US court on Saturday. The Syrian military intercepted Colvin’s communications and unleashed a barrage of rocket fire on her in the besieged city of Homs, according to documents filed in US district court in Washington. It names several Syrian officials, including Assad’s brother Maher.

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