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French photographer dies after Syria shelling, ministry confirms

Published on Feb 24, 2013 11:41 PM

PARIS (AFP) - French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin, who was seriously wounded in Syria on Thursday, has died of his wounds after surgery in Turkey, the foreign ministry said.

"We confirm his death," a ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

Mr Voisin had suffered head and arm injuries from shrapnel when a shell exploded near Idlib in northern Syria.

Turkish surgeons operated on Mr Voisin on Friday in the border city of Antakya.

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