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Slain U.S. Journalist Buried In New York


Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed during Syrian government shelling of Homs in late February.

Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed during Syrian government shelling of Homs in late February.

An American war correspondent killed during an onslaught by Syrian government forces in the besieged city of Homs has been buried near New York City.

Marie Colvin, 56, was killed on February 22 during shelling of the Homs district of Baba Amr, which was then a stronghold for opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

French photographer Remi Ochlik also was killed by the Syrian Army's artillery barrages in the residential neighborhood.

Colvin, who worked for Britain's "Sunday Times," was a renowned war correspondent who covered conflicts from Chechnya to the Arab Spring.

Hundreds of people, including media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, owner of the "Sunday Times," gathered at Colvin's funeral in Oyster Bay, the Long Island community where she grew up.

With AP and AFP reporting
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