LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The locations of journalists Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier still remain in dispute. Paul Conroy has been smuggled out of Syria into Lebanon, claims multiple news reports. Another journalist, however, reports that to be false. Edith Bouvier’s location remains in question, while one report claims she too is in Lebanon while another claims she is still in Homs.
First, the location of Paul Conroy remains in dispute today. Multiple news reports published this morning claim that Conroy was safely smuggled by Syrian rebels into Lebanon. The activist group Avaaz says that Conroy is out of Syria.
Rima Fleihan, an LCC spokeswoman, confirms the same. Conroy’s wife says she has “heard” he is out of Syria. But Conroy’s father claims that his wife has spoken directly with Conroy and confirms Paul Conroy is out of Syria.
A Sunday Times correspondent two hours ago however disputed reports. He tweeted “Avaaz is also misinformed about the situation. Repeat Avaaz statement is not true.”
ITN tweeted four hours ago “Journalists Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier are reportedly ’safe and sound’ in Lebanon after being smuggled out of the Syrian city of Homs.” But while Conroy is believed in Lebanon, Bouvier is believed still in Syria.
A subsequent Sunday Times report claims that Bouvier’s whereabouts are unknown. But the LCC spokeswoman claims that Bouvier is still in Homs. Other news reports claim that Bouvier is still in Syria as well.