Richard Engel, the NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent who went missing five days ago, has been freed by his captors in Syria after a firefight. Omigosh!
NBC News imposed a news blackout on Engel’s disappearance in the U.S. media, but it was broken by some outlets yesterday.
From NBC News:
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.