Injured French journalist Edith Bouvier and photographer William Daniels arrived in back in France on Friday after being trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
A plane carrying the pair landed at the Villacoublay military airbase just outside Paris where they were greeted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy after spending the night in a Lebanese hospital.
“I would like to pay tribute to the courage of Edith Bouvier and also the chivalrous spirit of William Daniels, who despite not suffering the same injuries, didn’t abandon her, when he had the chance to get out,” said Sarkozy.
Meanwhile Syrian authorities have handed over the bodies of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik to the Red Cross.
They were killed by government forces during the same offensive on Hom’s Baba Amro district that left Bouvier injured.