Long Island resident and esteemed war reporter Marie Colvin, who was always recognized by her famous eye patch that hid damage from an injury inflicted while reporting, was killed in Syria.
Colvin, who has been covering war for two decades for East Britain’s Sunday Times, was killed along with Remi Ochlik, a French war photographer.
Her last report for the Sunday Times, called “We Live in Fear of a Massacre,” is terrifying. (See excerpt below and Read the full article by clicking here.)
Among the 300 huddling in this wood factory cellar in the besieged district of Baba Amr is 20-year-old Noor, who lost her husband and her home to the shells and rockets.
“Our house was hit by a rocket so 17 of us were staying in one room,” she recalls as Mimi, her three-year-old daughter, and Mohamed, her five-year-old son, cling to her abaya.
“We had had nothing but sugar and water for two days and my husband went to try to find food.” It was the last time she saw Maziad, 30, who had worked in a mobile phone repair shop. “He was torn to pieces by a mortar shell.”
For Noor, it was a double tragedy. Adnan, her 27-year-old brother, was killed at Maziad’s side.
The scale of human tragedy in the city is immense. The inhabitants are living in terror. Almost every family seems to have suffered the death or injury of a loved one.