Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning journalist, was reporting inside Syria when he suffered a fatal asthma attack.
Mr. Shadid, 43, had been reporting inside Syria for a week, gathering information on the Free Syrian Army and other armed elements of the resistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, whose military forces have been engaged in a harsh repression of the political opposition in a conflict that is now nearly a year old.
The Syrian government, which tightly controls foreign journalists’ activities in the country, had not been informed of his assignment by The Times.
Anthony Shadid was a courageous, talented journalist. This is so very sad.