Relatives of journalist Marie Coburn sue Syria for her death

Relatives of American journalist Marie Colvin have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Syrian government officials targeted and killed her in 2012 to silence her reporting on Syria.

According to the lawsuit filed Saturday, Syrian officials launched a rocket attack on a makeshift broadcast studio in a Homs neighborhood. The veteran Sunday Times reporter died in the attack, along with French photojournalist Remi Ochlik.

The lawsuit also claims that Syria’s Assad regime “hunted down journalists and media activists” who were trying to tell the story of the government’s deadly crackdown. The government claims that its attacks targeted terrorists.

Source: AP

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