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Attacks in Syria kill several, including French journalist

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Syrians protest as an artillery shell falls on the Akrama neighborhood of the western city of Homs, Syria on Jan. 11. A Western journalist was killed and a number of other reporters were wounded when a rocket exploded as they covered a story in the Syrian city of Homs, a witness told AFP. The journalists were in Homs, one of the major hot spots of the 10-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, on a visit organized by the authorities.

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People run to help a man lying on the ground after a rocket attack on Jan. 11 in the western city of Homs, Syria. A Western journalist was killed and a number of other reporters were wounded when a rocket exploded as they covered a story in the Syrian city of Homs, a witness told AFP. The journalists were in Homs, one of the major hot spots of the 10-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, on a visit organized by the authorities.

msnbc.com news services report:

French journalist Gilles Jacquier is seen in this undated picture released by France Televisions. Cameraman Jacquier was among several people killed in Syria's central city of Homs on Wednesday, becoming the first Western reporter to have died in 10 months of unrest in the country.

A French journalist was among several people who were killed Wednesday in an attack in Syria's restive Homs city, according to a report.

Addounia TV said at least 25 other people were wounded, including a second journalist.

Rami Abdulrahman, of the British-based group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the journalists were near the Akrama neighborhood of Homs. Activists in the city said the journalists were hit by grenades or rocket fire, he said.

The victims' nationalities were not immediately known.

The U.N. estimates that more than 5,000 people have been killed since March in an uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read the full story.