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Wounded journalists being treated in Syria [Video]

February 22, 2012 | 11:15 am

Journalists injured in the shelling of Homs, a central Syrian city where two Western journalists were killed Wednesday, are treated for their wounds in this video, uploaded to YouTube by opposition activists.

The wounded are identified in the video as Le Figaro journalist Edith Bouvier and British freelance photographer Paul Conroy, who was working for the Sunday Times. Both received leg wounds, The Los Angeles Times reported earlier Wednesday morning.

In the video, a doctor explains that Conroy has deep gashes in his left leg and Bouvier needs emergency medical care, the Associated Press reported.

"There is a high risk she [Bouvier] will bleed to death without urgent medical attention," a Syrian opposition activist told Reuters.

At the end of the video, a second doctor says that a pro-government television station "wants to say we are all terrorists. Look at us." Syrian physicians have been persecuted for helping injured protesters or even carrying medicines, according to testimony gathered by Doctors Without Borders.

Bouvier and Conroy were wounded in the same attack that killed veteran foreign correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik as they tried to escape from a house being shelled. A third European journalist was reportedly injured.

The deaths have drawn attention to the risks faced by reporters in Syria: Seven media workers have been killed in Syria as a result of their work since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad nearly a year ago, according to the media group Reporters Without Borders.


Two Western journalists killed in besieged Syrian city

Syria activist who shared horrific images of bloodshed killed

Journalist deaths in Syria underscore risks faced by reporters

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Video: Journalists wounded in an attack on Homs are treated in this video uploaded by Syrian opposition activists. Credit: YouTube