NBC News crew escape from abductors in Syria
Richard Engel
December 18th, 2012
07:08 AM ET

NBC News crew escape from abductors in Syria

Five days after they were seized, bound and blindfolded by abductors in Syria, NBC reporter Richard Engel and his crew have escaped unharmed after being freed in a gunfight at a checkpoint, NBC said Tuesday.

They were finally freed Monday in a firefight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved.

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  1. francois2012


    December 18, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Steve Wilson, Canada

    Finally, nice to hear some great news!!

    I hope all of the members of the NBC news crew has a happy and safe Christmas, back with their families.

    Steve, from Canada

    December 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Well thank God, hes ok. I always enjoy his reports. And they need to get the h@// outta Syria, all of them.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AlphaDog

    Hey Richard- take a hint. Maybe it's time to stop grandstanding in that sick and crazy part of the world. Life is too precious to lose it to those animals!

    December 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |