US Journalist, Marie Colvin's Family Sues Syria Over Death In Homs

US Journalist, Marie Colvin - (Archives)
US Journalist, Marie Colvin - (Archives)

WASHINGTON — The family of Marie Colvin, the American journalist who died in Syria four years ago, is suing the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Relatives say they have evidence that she was murdered as part of a policy of deliberately killing journalists.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed at a district court in Washington DC.

Colvin was reporting from the rebel-held area of Baba Amr, in Homs, in February 2012, when she was killed by government artillery.

Shortly before, she did live broadcasts for the BBC, Channel Four and CNN.

"I watched a little baby die today," she said, talking over pictures of a child who had been hit by a sniper bullet. "That is happening over and over and over."

She told the BBC that President Assad's forces were "shelling with impunity, with merciless disregard for civilians".

She told CNN it was "a complete and utter lie that they're only going after terrorists… The Syrian army is simply shelling a city of cold, starving civilians".