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NY Times Correspondent and OKC Native Anthony Shadid Dies in Syria (Feb 16, 2012)

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Times correspondent and Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid has died in eastern Syria while on a reporting assignment.

The Times says he died Thursday apparently of an asthma attack. It says Times photographer Tyler Hicks was with him and carried his body to Turkey.

Shadid had worked previously for The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2004 and 2010 for his coverage of Iraq.

The Times says the 43-year-old Shadid had been reporting in Syria for a week. It says he was gathering information on the resistance to the Syrian government. It says the exact circumstances and location of his death are unclear.

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