Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria - listen to her last live report from Homs
Veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times has been killed in Syria on Wednesday along with French photojournalist Remi Ochlik.
Colvin, an American citizen, was a renowned reporter who had covered countless conflicts over 30 years and wore a distinctive eye patch after she was wounded in Sri Lanka.
She was voted Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the 2010 British Press Awards.
Ochlik was a 28-year-old photographer represented by the IP3 agency, which he co-founded in Paris, who quit his studies aged 20 to report on Haiti and has since covered many of the recent upheavals in the Arab world.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two journalists killed were an American woman and a French man, and the Syrian opposition said the journalists' deaths were likely the fault of the regime.
"Homs is a very, very dangerous place," Bassma Kodmani, spokeswoman for the Syrian National Council, the most representative Syrian opposition umbrella group, told reporters in Paris.
"I see no reason why opposition members would shoot at journalists," she said. "It is, therefore, most probably related to the regime."
Last week New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in the violence-wracked country and last month French television reporter Gilles Jacquier was killed in Homs when a shell exploded amid a group of journalists covering protests in the city during a visit organised by the Syrian authorities.
Listen to Colvin's last report from Homs