According to international law, the group said in a statement, the authorities of a country are not responsible for the security and protection of individuals who entered their territory illegally.

On the contrary, adds the note, they should be arrested and brought to justice to investigate the causes of their illegal entry.

Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud said on Wednesday that his ministry has not registered the arrival or presence of U.S. reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik on Syrian territory, who according to foreign media, died last Wednesday in Homs, nor the presence of others journalists reported as injured.