Fears For Journalists Left In Syria As Paul Conroy Is Evacuated From Homs
Posted: 2/29/2012  |  By: Peter Beaumont and Martin Chulov | The Guardian

Paul Conroy's evacuation from the Syrian city of Homs was a 26-hour ordeal that began on Sunday night. The Sunday Times photographer, who had been injured in the shell blast that killed his colleague Marie Colvin, was carried on a stretcher in relays out of the besieged and shell-smashed suburb of Baba Amr and to safety over the Lebanese border nearly 20 miles away, crossing the border in the early hours.

In a day of confusion, news of Conroy's evacuation leaked out on Tuesday despite efforts to keep a media blackout.