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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria

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Source: NBC.com

Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET: 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.

“It is good to be here,” Engel said during a live appearance on TODAY from Turkey. “I’m very happy that we’re able to do this live shot this morning.”


Engel said that they were traveling with Syrian rebels when a group of about 15 gunmen “jumped out of the trees and bushes” and captured them.

Read more: 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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SCRUBDASHRUB Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
iandhr Dec 2012 #2
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
Glimmer of Hope Dec 2012 #4
underpants Dec 2012 #5
freshwest Dec 2012 #6
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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. You have to be nuts to do what he does.

 

Glad they're safe.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:27 PM

2. He lives for it though

I am also happy for their safe return.

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. glad

he made it.

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:06 PM

4. I have always been afraid that something like this would happen to him.

So glad he is ok!

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:13 PM

5. That guy and his crew of some STONES

Wow. It has cost him his marriage but he lives in a dangerous world and went there completely on his own to start with.

He makes 99% of the other "reporters" look like what they are - used car salesmen and women.

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:05 PM

6. Good ending to this story. Thanks.

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. Good news!

Happy to rec.

Btw..Chris Hedges said that one of the reasons he has stopped ( for now at least) covering wars around the globe is he has PTSD from
being shot at, being captured by various sides, and all the horrors of war he saw everywhere he looked.

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Response to SCRUBDASHRUB (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

8. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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