Islamic Extremists Rescue NBC Reporter Held in Syria





When Americans encounter jihadi groups in warzones, it can often mean captivity or even execution. Except in Syria, where they just rescued NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent from a days-long ordeal.

Six days ago, Richard Engel and his production team were captured while traveling in northwest Syria with a rebel group when they were taken captive by forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad. One of the rebels was killed on sight by the 15 loyalist gunmen, and the American crew was subject to death threats and what Engel described as “psychological torture.” But the loyalist plan was to orchestrate an exchange of prisoners with the rebels. Until they ran into a leading Syrian jihadist group.


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6 Responses to Islamic Extremists Rescue NBC Reporter Held in Syria

  1. BayouCoyote says:

    Ah…a koranimal PR campaign.

  2. mr.blobby says:

    They still need the useful idiots of NBC, so it was a good idea to rescue them from their more, ahem, excitable colleagues…

  3. joslut says:

    the click to continue is not working for me!!

  4. Eeyore says:

    Recently the embed function for links and videos is not working reliably. it SHOULD be OK now. please let me know if it isn’t with another comment

  5. OxAO says:

    I don’t understand this. Why would they do this?

  6. Eeyore says:

    I think it will be a long time before we know the truth of this.

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