A French journalist has been killed in Homs, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the International Business Times UK.

Rami Abdurrahman, founder of the Observatory, said that alleged pro-regime forces attacked with RPG shells a group of journalist and Syrian civilians, killing one from France and leaving other two, from Holland and Belgium, wounded. Eight Syrians were also killed in the blast.

The Enduring America website said the reporter killed was Gilles Jacquier from France 2 TV. According to journalist Ian Black, Jacquier was part of an official delegation led by the Syrian Information Ministry, providing Western journalists a highly-controlled tour of the embattled city of Homs.

He covered most of the conflicts of the last ten years With Bertrand Coq and won the Albert Londres Prize in 2003.