February 17, 2012 in Nation/World

Reporter dies while in Syria

 
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Anthony Shadid in Oklahoma City in 2011.
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 New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died Thursday in eastern Syria while on a reporting assignment. The cause of his death apparently was an asthma attack, the Times said.

 Shadid, 43, an American of Lebanese descent, had a wife and two daughters. He had worked previously for the Associated Press, Washington Post and Boston Globe. He won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2004 and 2010 for his Iraq coverage.

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