Anthony Shadid, New York Times Reporter, Dies in Syria

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New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize, has died on assignment in Syria. The 43-year-old is believed to have suffered an asthma attack on Thursday triggered by an allergic reaction. An American of Lebanese descent, Shadid covered the US invasion of Iraq and its aftermath for the Washington Post newspaper. He won his Pulitzers in 2004 and 2010, and was nominated for his coverage of the Arab uprisings in 2011. Shadid, a fluent Arabic speaker, was one of three NYT journalists who were held for more than a week by the Gaddafi government in Libya during the uprising there in March last year. NYT Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, said: "Anthony died as he lived — determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East." Shadid had been gathering material inside Syria before falling ill. Photographer and colleague Tyler Hicks said they were walking behind some horses towards the Syria-Turkey border when Shadid began to show symptoms. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with political columnist and author Rami Khouri in Beirut, Lebanon about Anthony Shadid.