NBC News' chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew are safely out of Syria after being held captive for five days, 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.”
Engel and the crew were kidnapped Thursday morning after entering Syria. They were blindfolded and put in the back of a truck. Other than being bound and blindfolded while they were held, the team wasn't injured, NBC News reported.