Syrian rebels smuggled a wounded British journalist out of the besieged central city of Homs Tuesday and whisked him to safety in neighboring Lebanon, activist groups said. They did not manage to evacuate a wounded French journalist or the bodies of two other Western reporters killed last week.
The Syrian opposition group Local Coordination Committees and global activist group Avaaz said photographer Paul Conroy was the only foreign journalist to escape Syria. Rima Fleihan, an LCC spokeswoman, said Conroy was smuggled out by Syrian army defectors. The LCC said other Western journalists are negotiating with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to be allowed to leave Syria without having their videos and photos confiscated by authorities.
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