Gilles Jacquier (LesEchos.fr)

Television cameraman and an award-winning journalist, Gilles Jacquier, was killed during an authorized travel tour in Syria. He was 43 years old.

He was traveling with other reporters, authorized in Homs, when the group was attacked by pro-regime forces armed with RPG shells, allegedly. Eight Syrian civilians were also killed in the attack, including injury to a Belgium journalist and a Dutch freelance journalist.

Christophe Kenck, a colleague of Jacquier, said that the two France 2 employees were interviewing merchants when a pro-government demonstration assembled. Subsequently, the attack ensued.

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Video of the attack and documentation of the carnage, is provided by Addounia TV (alleged government backed channel), and was posted on YouTube showing the graphic nature of the results, to Jacquier and others.

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NOTE:  deaths are vividly recorded on this video.

The chaos starts from 2:00

Sources:  The Huffington Post, The New York Times, BBC News, International Business Times, Addounia TV, Les Echos

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