'Times' Middle East correspondent Anthony Shadid dies

By REUTERS
February 17, 2012 10:03

 
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WASHINGTON - New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath, died while reporting in Syria on Thursday after an apparent asthma attack, the newspaper said. He was 43.

The Times said Shadid had been in Syria for a week, collecting information on the Free Syrian Army and others involved in the resistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose government has conducted an 11-month crackdown on opponents of his rule. Syria's government did not know of his assignment inside the country, paper said.

Times photographer Tyler Hicks told the paper that Shadid, who carried asthma medication, started suffering symptoms early on Thursday and later had a fatal attack. Hicks took the body to neighboring Turkey.

Shadid's coverage of Iraq won him international reporting Pulitzers in 2004 and 2010 while he worked for The Washington Post. The Times said it had nominated him for his coverage of the Arab Spring upheaval in the Middle East last year.

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