Wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier arrived in Lebanon, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday citing unnamed sources.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy confirmed the report by saying that journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels were out of Syria and they were safe in Lebanon.
Sarkozy said that he had spoken to Bouvier, who will be repatriated in a French government plane.
There were conflicting reports about Bouvier’s fate, especially after the Syrian army attacked the besieged Baba Amro district in Homs.
Unconfirmed reports said that her convoy was targeted by the Syrian forces on the way to the Syrian-Lebanese borders. Al Arabiya sources confirmed that al-Farouk brigade managed to evacuate Bouvier and smuggle her safely to the Lebanese borders.
Bouvier and French photographer William Daniels had been among a group of journalists trapped in Baba Amro.
Two of them, American war correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik, were killed there in a bombardment on Feb. 22. Two others escaped into Lebanon.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Homs in the past month, activists say. Many of the wounded have received only rudimentary treatment in makeshift field hospitals.
(Written by Abeer Tayel)