President Sarkozy leads tributes to journalist killed in Syria

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed his sadness over the death of French TV journalist Gilles Jacquier.


French President Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed his sadness over the death of French TV journalist Gilles Jacquier. He was reporting for TV channel France 2 when he was killed during a grenade attack in the city of Homs. Jacquier was on a Syrian government organised trip as most journalists are banned from reporting or accessing the country. The award winning French journalist was among a group of 15 international journalists who were being shown around Homs.

French Foreign Minister along with EU Foreign Policy Chief have called for a full investigation into what happened. It is not known if the grenade came from Syrian troops or from opponents to the Syrian regime.