NBC's Richard Engel and team freed after 5 days captive in Syria

“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.” NBC World News.

There's raw video here.

The network asked news organizations (and larger online publications that may not be news orgs in the strictest sense) to refrain from publishing stories about the fact they were missing while attempts to secure their safe release were ongoing. A post by Gawker's John Cook broke the embargo yesterday.


  1. Gonna have to remember that one: Breitbart published, so it’s OK for me to publish. Stay classy, Gawker!

  2. I’m sad to see selfrighteousdouchenozzles.com wasn’t available to Gawker when they first went live. I wish they could figure out some way to work up truly great exposés instead of running with the second-hand detritus that everyone else had the decency to skip. Maybe that’s too much work?

    EDIT: Hey, Gawker: it looks like the site is now up for grabs. You’re welcome!

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