The family of American journalist Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012, files a lawsuit accusing the Syrian government of deliberately killing her, according to the New York Times. Mana Rabiee reports.
The family of American journalist Marie Colvin said a final farewell to the her in 2012 after she was killed while reporting the conflict in Syria. Now, they've filed a wrongful death lawsuit in a U.S. court, accusing the Syrian government of deliberately killing her, according to the New York Times. Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, reporting on a conflict that's now in its sixth year. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, says Syrian officials intentionally targeted rockets at a makeshift broadcast studio where Colvin and other reporters were living and working. It alleges the attack was part of a plan orchestrated at the highest levels of the Syrian government -- designed to silence local and international media, it says, "as part of its effort to crush political opposition". Colvin and Ochlik were both award-winning reporters who had covered wars across the globe. UK-based Colvin lost an eye while working in Sri Lanka in 2001. She was working for the Sunday Times when she died.