NBC’s Richard Engel freed in Syria

The foreign correspondent and his crew spent five days as captives

Topics: Richard Engel freed, Richard Engel kidnapped, NBC News, Syria,

NBC's Richard Engel freed in Syria

NBC News reports this morning that Richard Engel and his crew have been freed by their Syrian abductors.

In a statement, the network announced: “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.

Engel and his crew are live on the “Today” show now; we will update with more details.

David Daley is the editor-in-chief of Salon

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