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NBC’s Engel, TV crew escape abduction in Syria

December 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BEIRUT NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said Tuesday he and members of his network crew escaped unharmed after five days of captivity in Syria, where more than a dozen pro-regime gunmen dragged them from their car, killed one of their rebel escorts and subjected them to mock executions. Continue Reading

NBC correspondent escapes Syria kidnapping

December 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BEIRUT (AP) NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said he and his television crew were kidnapped for five days by pro-regime gunmen who subjected them to mock executions and kept them bound and blindfolded. They escaped during a firefight between their captors and rebels and reached Turkey on Tuesday.
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