Colleagues Blame Syria For French Reporter's Death
January 22, 2012 7:36PM (UTC)
GENEVA (AP) — Two Swiss journalists have blamed Syrian authorities for the death of a French colleague killed in the restive city of Homs earlier this month.
Award-winning TV reporter Gilles Jacquier died Jan. 11 in an apparent grenade attack that Syria claims was carried out by opposition forces.
But Patrick Vallelian and Sid Ahmed Hammouche told The Associated Press they believe the attack was part of an elaborate trap set up by Syrian authorities.
The two Swiss reporters and Jacquier were part of a group of foreign journalists being escorted through Homs by Syrian soldiers and intelligence officials.
Vallelian of the weekly L'Hebdo and Hammouche of the daily La Liberte newspaper said the soldiers appeared to know in advance that the attack was going to happen.
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