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UPDATE: NBC’S ENGEL, TV CREW ESCAPE ABDUCTION IN SYRIA

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Award-winning NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel missing in Syria since last Thursday

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, one of the most prominent and accomplished international correspondents in the world, is reportedly missing in Syria.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reports that Engel, together with Turkish journalist Aziz Akyavaş, were last known to be in Syria and haven’t been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning.

While the Turkish media have been circulating the report for several days, American outlets had been operating under a news blackout requested by NBC until today.

NBC colleague David Schuster is amongst those to have tweeted their concern about the missing journalist and author.

Engels, who is divorced and doesn’t have children, was promoted to NBC News’s chief foreign correspondent in 2008. He runs NBC’s Middle East bureau and has been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He last reported from inside Syria on December 11. He is also known as a regular Twitter user, but hasn’t tweeted since Dec 1.

 

Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel was last known to be in Syria and hasn't been in contact with NBC News since Thursday

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  1. old_oaks

    December 18th, 2012

    Too bad a few more NBC journalist hacks aren’t missing.

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  2. Billy Fuster

    December 18th, 2012

    Good.

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  3. even steven

    December 18th, 2012

    NBC is missing one of its propagandists. How tragic. *yawn*

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  4. Xavier

    December 18th, 2012

    Breaking@NBC.com: Engel kidnapped by Tea Party after discovering they were smuggling WMDs to the Assad regime.

    What? It’s as accurate as anything else NBC publishes.

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  5. Jerry Manderin

    December 18th, 2012

    You people can be so cruel.

    Yet I find myself agreeing with you.

    Hopefully he’s converted to Islam!

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  6. CrustyB

    December 18th, 2012

    Civilized man shouldn’t venture into Middle Eastern countries anymore than zoo visitors should walk into an ape cage. Leave the animals to their own kind.

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  7. MNP

    December 18th, 2012

    He escaped this morning.
    Spaeking of MOA, anyone heard from Ann B.
    She has’nt made a post on her site in more than a week?

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  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 18th, 2012

    Maybe AnnB. is out putting her pink AK47 to good use.

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  9. MNP

    December 18th, 2012

    She does’nt own an AK.
    She would never own an AK.
    She owns an AR.
    You sound like an MSNBC pundint.

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  10. MNP

    December 18th, 2012

    This Richard Engel thing was a publicity stunt.
    Wag the dog.
    He will be on every news show for the next 2 weeks.
    Award winning bullshit.

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  11. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 18th, 2012

    Well well well, I sure hope that if they cut off his head that they record it and play it in TV so MSNBC can see the peaceful side of islam.

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  12. MNP

    December 18th, 2012

     
  13. Bad Brad

    December 18th, 2012

    Bad news, they released him and his crew.

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  14. Bad Brad

    December 18th, 2012

    MNP, I’m going with your publicity stunt theory. Need those ratings after all.

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  15. thirdtwin

    December 18th, 2012

    I’m assuming he is divorced from a woman and is not another gay man trolling the Muslim world for the ultimate in risky sex.

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  16. Team America

    December 18th, 2012

    Suggestion – do an update – he and the other two escaped or have been released.

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  17. MNP

    December 18th, 2012

    H/T team america.

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  18. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 18th, 2012

    “I was held captive by angry, but well meaning, muslims that are misunderstood by the hateful conservatives. My crew and I were beaten but that was because the peace-loving muslims thought we were hateful conservatives. We didn’t really escape. Our release was a mutual understanding between like-minded individuals that know the real enemy is hateful conservatives.”

    Just remember Mr. Engel, right now you are just a tool of the muzloids. If they take over, you and your ilk will be the first to go because you might tell the truth about their bloodthirsty genocidal beliefs.

    You got lucky this time. Mostly because your name doesn’t “sound Jewish.” Daniel Pearl could not be reached for comment.

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  19. Anonymous

    December 18th, 2012

    This was news yesterday…and you know what they say.

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  20. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 18th, 2012

    Turns out he was one of them, they let him go.

    “MSNBC, you are one of us, you can go”

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  21. who watches that crap

    December 18th, 2012

    Have not watched anything on ABC, CBS, NBC, in 20+ years.
    Even Fox news is getting liberally annoying.

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  22. Moe tom

    December 18th, 2012

    Escape from Syria? This should be investigated.

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  23. Lowell

    December 18th, 2012

    They were reported missing because the phone battery died.

    He’ll probably get the Medal of Honor.

    Used to be only soldiers qualified. That did something that usually resulted in their death.

    Fuck these sensationalist parasites and the twatwaffles they work for.

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  24. Truthsayer221

    December 19th, 2012

    I think this whole story is a ruse! I saw the interview last night, no emotion whatsoever! Not cuts, no black eyes, no broken ribs! ¿Really those goat fckuers didn’t do any harm at all to these “pretty boys”? I’ve gotta call a bull$hit on this one!

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