Marie Colvin, reporter for the Sunday Times of London, was killed this morning in the Syrian city of Homs along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik when Syrian troops bombarded the home she was staying in the Baba Amr neighborhood of the city.
In her last dispatch before her death in the Syrian city of Homs this morning, asked, What is going on and why is no one stopping this murder in Homs that is happenening every day? Here's the footage from CNN, which includes some graphic images of a child dying from injuries inflicted by artillery fire:
With regards to the graphic images, Colvin told Anderson Cooper, I feel very strongly that they should be shown. Something like that I think is actually stronger for an audience for which the conflict, any conflict, is very far away. But that's the realtity. These are 28,000 civilians-men, women, and children-hiding, being shelled, defenseless. That little baby is just one of two children who died today. That baby will probably move more people to think, 'What is going on and why is no one stopping this murder in Homs that is happening every day?'
After Anderson Cooper presents Colvin with the Assad regime's story—that they are not targeting civilians and are fighting only against terrorists—to which Colvin responds, Every civilian house on the street has been hit. This is a poor, popular neighborhood. The top floor of the building I'm in has been hit, it's totally destroyed. There are no military targets here. There is the Free Syrian Army, heavily outnumbered and outgunned.