US court finds Assad regime liable for Marie Colvin's death in Syria

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Syria ordered to pay $300m over death of Sunday Times journalist in ‘targeted’ shelling in 2012

The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has been held liable by a US court for the extrajudicial killing of the Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and ordered to pay $300m dollars (£228m) in punitive damages.

In a judgment published on Thursday, the Syrian government was found to have targeted journalists deliberately during the country’s civil war in order to “intimidate newsgathering” and suppress dissent.

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