Edith Bouvier, French reporter wounded in Syria, has been evacuated:


By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 5 hrs ago

Bouvier (AP)

Edith Bouvier, a French reporter wounded in the attack that killed American reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik and injured several others in Homs, Syria, has been successfully evacuated to Lebanon, according to France 24.

One of Bouvier’s family members told the channel that she is “fine.” Bouvier, who suffered a broken leg in the attack, had been trapped in the besieged city for eight days. French photographer William Daniels, who was with Bouvier, also arrived safely in Lebanon, the station said.

French president Nicolas Sarkozy–who earlier this week erroneously announced that Bouvier had been evacuated with Paul Conroy, another photographer injured in the attack–told reporters in Brussels on Thursday that he had spoken to Bouvier via phone, and that the French government was coordinating her return home.

Following the Feb. 22 attack, Bouvier and Conroy posted a pair of YouTube videos, pleading for help from their government. Conroy said they had been injured in a “rocket attack,” and were being treated by a local medical team. He added that they were not being held captive, but that Bouvier, in particular, was in need of extensive medical attention.

The bodies of Colvin and Ochlik remain unaccounted for.

“We are relieved that Edith Bouvier and William Daniels are now safe but are concerned that the Syrian government’s assault on Homs has made it impossible to retrieve the bodies of our colleagues Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik,” said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “We remain deeply concerned for the safety of all Syrian journalists who are risking their lives to report on the unrest across the country.”

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