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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:07 AM

Richard Engel is now out of Syria

He was kidnapped but released.
Breaking on GEM$NBComcast.

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Reply Richard Engel is now out of Syria (Original post)
malaise Dec 2012 OP
xxxsdesdexxx Dec 2012 #1
cali Dec 2012 #2
malaise Dec 2012 #3
Gothmog Dec 2012 #4
ananda Dec 2012 #5

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:12 AM

1. Thank goodness. He's one of the best journalists we have.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:14 AM

2. Thank you for the good news!

This is a huge, huge relief.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:41 AM

3. Here's the link

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15985279-richard-engel-and-nbc-news-team-freed-from-captors-in-syria?lite
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NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and members of his network production team were freed from captors in Syria after a firefight at a checkpoint on Monday, five days after they were taken prisoner, NBC News said early Tuesday.

“After being kidnapped and held for five days inside Syria by an unknown group, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country,” the network said in a statement.

The captors were unidentified and were not believed to be loyal to the Assad regime.

Engel, 39, along with other employees the network did not identify, disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest Syria from Turkey on Thursday. The network had not been able to contact them until learning that they had been freed on Monday.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. This is great news

I saw the interview with Engel and his team on the Today Show

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:54 AM

5. I read about this a few minutes ago.

Whew! That was a story. Engel and his crew were kidnapped by loyalists and held for five days, psychologically tortured, and then moved into a minivan for relocation. At a rebel stop, there was a gunfight the kidnappers initiated and when the kidnappers were shot, Engel and co. jumped out the back and escaped to the rebels.

Wow!

I'm so glad he's OK. I needed that bit of news.

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