Wounded French reporter urges quick evacuation from Syria

AFP - [email protected] • 23 Feb, 2012 Updated Thu 23 Feb 2012 16:38 CEST

A French reporter who was wounded in the Syrian city of Homs said Thursday she needs urgent medical attention and asked to be evacuated quickly, in a video posted online by anti-regime activists.


Edith Bouvier, a reporter for the French daily Le Figaro, made the appeal in the footage, sitting alongside French photojournalist William Daniels, who said he was not wounded but also keen to be extracted urgently.

"My leg is broken at the level of the femur, along its length and also horizontally. I need to be operated upon as soon as possible," said Bouvier, who appeared calm and coherent, even occasionally smiling weakly.
"The doctors here have treated me very well, as much as they are able, but they are not able to undertake surgical procedures," she said.




AFP 2012/02/23 16:38

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