NBC's Richard Engel freed in Syria

The foreign correspondent and his crew spent five days as captives


David Daley
December 18, 2012 5:01PM (UTC)

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.

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


David Daley

David Daley, a former editor of Salon, is the author of the national bestseller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and the forthcoming “Unrigged: How Americans Fought Back, Slayed the Gerrymander and Reinvented Democracy.”

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