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UK photographer leaves Homs


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

UK photographer leaves Homs

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British Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy is no longer in Syria, having been smuggled out of the besieged city of Homs.
He was evacuated from the Baba Amr district yesterday with help from the Syrian opposition and Free Syria Army fighters, diplomats told the BBC.
The whereabouts of French journalist Edith Bouvier remain unclear.
Meanwhile, the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said she had received reports that “massive campaigns of arrests” by Syrian troops against rebels had deprived many civilians of food, water and medical supplies.
The Syrian representative reportedly walked out of the session after saying Damascus does not recognise its legitimacy.
The Western journalists were wounded in an attack on a makeshift media centre last Wednesday during a three-week offensive on rebel areas by Syrian government forces.
American Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed. (BBC)

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