Paul Conroy: Rescued journalist smuggled out of Homs to Lebanon
NEWS is that British journalist Paul Conroy is “safe and sound” in Lebanon. He has been smuggled out of Homs…
So says Reuters. Oddly, the London Evening Standard reports:
Attempts to evacuate two wounded journalists from the besieged city of Homs failed as ambulances carrying injured civilians left without them.
The Times, for whom Conroy was working when Marie Colvin was killed, says:
An attempt to rescue two injured foreign journalists and the bodies of their two dead colleagues from the besieged Syrian city of Homs by the International Committee of the Red Cross was thwarted last night.
The committee said that despite sending two ambulances into the district of Baba Amr, it was unable to bring back the journalists. Three Syrians were evacuated.
Sean Maguire, spokesman for the organisation, told The Times: “The ambulances from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent managed to get back in Baba Amr, for the first time since Friday, but the wounded journalists or the bodies of their colleagues were not evacuated.”