NY Times Correspondent Shadid Dies In Syria

Published February 17, 2012 3:18AM (EST)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid has died in eastern Syria while on a reporting assignment.

The Times says he died Thursday apparently of an asthma attack. It says Times photographer Tyler Hicks was with him and carried his body to Turkey.

Shadid had worked previously for The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2004 and 2010 for his coverage of Iraq.

By Salon Staff

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