French journalist wounded in Syria pleads for evacuation
In video, Edith Bouvier, who was wounded in same Homs shelling that killed two other Western journalists, pleads with her government to be evacuated so she can undergo an operation.
A French journalist wounded in shelling in Syria that killed two other Western journalists is pleading with her government to evacuate her so she can have an operation.
In a video posted on YouTube, Edith Bouvier says her leg is broken in two places and that she has received some medical treatment but now needs an operation. Bouvier said she was speaking Thursday and is calm throughout the 6-and-a-half minute video, even smiling.
She was wounded Wednesday during Syrian forces' shelling of an opposition stronghold.
Explosions can be heard going in the background.
Bouvier and her colleague William Daniels appear to be with a doctor and Syrian rebels, who ask the journalists to say they are being treated well but need to leave since they can no longer be cared for.
Bouvier and Daniels were wounded in the same shelling that killed American reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik on Wednesday.