Two journalists killed in Syria

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Two Western journalists, including veteran American reporter Marie Colvin, were killed in intense shelling by President Bashar Assad's regime in the central town of Homs on Wednesday, CBS News reported.

Both Colvin and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik had been working on the front lines of uprisings in the Arab world for months.

Syrian activists said at least two other Western journalists -- French reporter Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro and British photographer Paul Conroy of the Sunday Times-- were wounded in Wednesday's shelling, which claimed at least 13 lives, the Associated Press reported.

A Homs-based activist, Omar Shaker, told the Associated Press the journalists were killed when several rockets hit a garden of a house used by activists and journalists in the besieged Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, which has come under weeks of heavy bombardment by forces from Assad's regime.

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