Gilles Jacquier has been named as the journalist killed in the restive city of Homs. The reporter was working for French national station France 2 and the ministry of foreign affairs has just confirmed
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, in a statement, said Jacquier had been killed "in an attack" in Homs, calling it an "odious act" and demanding an investigation into the killing.
"It's up to Syrian authorities to ensure the security of international journalists on their territory, and to protect this fundamental liberty which is the freedom of information."
The UN says that more than 5,000 people have been killed in the uprising.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday reported fresh violence in Syria.