Veteran war reporter Marie Colvin was ‘tracked and deliberately targeted’ by Assad regime before her killing in Syria

The Syrian government tracked and assassinated an American journalist to stop her reporting on its atrocities, according to a lawsuit filed by her family.

Marie Colvin, a veteran war correspondent, was killed by rockets fired at a house she had been staying at in the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs, western Syria, in February 2012.