Two Western journalists among the dead in Syrian shelling

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Two Western journalists were among the more than 80 people killed by rockets and bombs in the city of Homs, Syria on Wednesday, the New York Times said.

Syrian security forces continued their bombardment of Homs Wednesday, as two Western journalists were killed while working in their makeshift media center that was destroyed during the assault.

Marie Colvin, an American war correspondent working for the Sunday Times of London, died just hours after conducting a phone interview with host Anderson Cooper on CNN.

Remi Ochlik, a young French photographer, was killed in the same assault.

This news comes just a week after correspondent Anthony Shadid of the New York Times died of an apparent asthma attack.

The United Nations recently stopped tallying the death toll after it could no longer verify the number of dead, which passed 5,400 in January.

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