Mar. 2 - Wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier arrives in France where she is greeted by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier arrived home in France on Friday, after escaping the shelling of Homs in which two fellow journalists were killed last week. Bouvier and another French journalist William Daniels landed at a Paris where they were welcomed by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy on their return to Villacoublay military airport. They were the last two Western journalists to leave Homs, where rebels have been pushed out of the opposition enclave of Baba Amro. Bouvier's femur was shattered during heavy shelling in the Baba Amro district. She and Daniels were brought across the border into Lebanon by Syrian rebels, the French government said. Javier Espinosa, of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, and British journalist Paul Conroy, had also been caught in the city but made their escape earlier. Sarkozy said on Friday that Paris would shut its Syrian embassy due to the repression of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad and was ready to step up support of rebels if the United Nations can give a green light.