First Western Journo Killed in SyriaJanuary 12, 2012 9:04 by Pesach Benson
Gilles Jacquier, an award-winning cameraman who worked for France 2 TV, was killed in Homs when a barrage of grenades struck a pro-government rally. Seven other people were killed in the attack.
They blamed the deaths on Syrian authorities, who they accused of trying to intimidate journalists who might want to report in a city that has been at the epicenter of the unrest.
The France 2 crew, along with other reporters, was in Homs on a government-organized media tour. More details and video from the incident at The Lede.