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Marie Colvin 'was buried in Homs'

A video posted online by Syrian activists shows what it says is the burial of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed last week in a rocket attack in the central city of Homs.

In the video, posted on YouTube, a man says he is in a cemetery in the neighbourhood of Baba Amr, where Colvin was killed.

The man, who is unidentified but frequently appears in videos from the neighbourhood, says activists decided to bury her because they did not have electricity to keep her body refrigerated and that it had started to decay.

Ms Colvin was killed on February 22 in an attack that also killed French photographer Remi Ochlik.

The video, whose content could not be independently verified, does not mention Mr Ochlik's body.

Meanwhile, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels, who were trapped in Syria, have made it safely into Lebanon.

Ms Bouvier and Mr Daniels had been trapped in the Baba Amr district of Homs during a month-long siege.

Mr Sarkozy made the announcement during a summit in Brussels.

Earlier, Syrian rebels made what they called a "tactical retreat" from the district, saying they were running low on weapons and the humanitarian conditions were unbearable.

Ms Bouvier was wounded last week in the government rocket attack on a makeshift media centre that killed Ms Colvin and Mr Ochlik.


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