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CHUCHU NY • 2 years ago

Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo

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She was instantly recognizable for the eye patch that hid a shrapnel injury a testament to Marie Colvin's courage, which took her behind the front lines of the world's deadliest conflicts to write about the suffering of individuals trapped in war. After more than two decades of chronicling conflict, she became a victim of it Wednesday, killed by shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Colvin often focused on the plight of women and children in wartime, and Syria was no different.

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