Syria finds bodies of three slain foreign journalists

March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Damascus, March 2 (IANS) Syrian authorities have found the bodies of the three slain foreign journalists, who were killed a week earlier in restive Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs province, a Syrian foreign ministry source said Thursday.

The bodies, which were buried in Baba Amr, are of Marie Colvin, an American working for Britain’s Sunday Times, French photographer Remi Ochlik, and the Spanish Khafier Espinosa.

The source said the Syrian Red Crescent has made three attempts in coordination with the international Red Cross to take out the bodies but armed groups didn’t allow them, reported Xinhua.

The source added that the bodies will be transferred to a hospital in the capital Damascus for a DNA check to later hand them over to their countries’ embassies.

The latest report by the foreign ministry indicates that the restive Baba Amr area is under the Syrian army’s control after being held by armed rebels for more than three weeks.

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