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  Adar 1, 5772 , 24/02/12

Wounded Journalist Pleads to Leave Homs

A French journalist wounded in the Syrian army’s assault on Homs pleads to be allowed to leave the city in a video recently posted on the file-sharing site Youtube. The journalist, Edith Bouvier, was injured in the shelling that killed reporter Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik.

“I have a broken leg. The femur is broken along its length and laterally too. I need to undergo surgery as soon as possible… I need a ceasefire and an ambulance or car in good enough shape to get us out,” Bouvier said. She also noted that local doctors have done the best they can to treat her wounds and those of fellow foreign reporters.

The Red Cross has been pushing for a daily ceasefire in Homs to allow civilians to seek food, water and medical attention, but so far the Assad regime has denied its request.

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