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PARIS (AP) — The French government spokeswoman on Wednesday identified two Western reporters killed in Syria as French photojournalist Remi Ochlik and American war reporter Marie Colvin.

Valerie Pecresse spoke to reporters after Syrian government forces shelled the restive central city of Homs.

The website of photo agency IP3 Press — which was founded by 28-year-old Ochlik (Osh-LEEK) — said he was an award-winning photojournalist who had covered events including the 2004 rioting in Haiti and the Arab world upheaval last year.

Colvin, from Oyster Bay, New York, was a war reporter who had covered conflicts from Sri Lanka to Syria. She had been a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times in Britain for the past two decades.

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