Wounded French journalist still in Syria, employer says

The employer of wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier said Tuesday she was still in Syria, after conflicting reports that she had been evacuated to Lebanon.

Bouvier "is not in Lebanon but still in Syria," a management source at Le Figaro newspaper told AFP.

Earlier in the day French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that she had been evacuated to Lebanon, but later retracted his statement.

Also, an anonymous Lebanese official told AFP that she had been transferred to Beirut.

Bouvier had been trapped in Homs along with other Western journalists, including photographer Paul Conroy who was transferred to Lebanon earlier in the day.

Both were wounded in a rocket attack last week on a makeshift media center in Baba Amr, a rebel stronghold in Homs, where two other Western reporters were killed.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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