Kidnapped journalist Richard Engel safe in Turkey after being captured in Syria

Posted at 9:52 AM, Dec 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-18 19:11:43-05

An American journalist is safe in Syria after being kidnapped.

NBC says its chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, was held for five days by a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Engel says he and two others were blind folded and verbally tortured but were physically unharmed.

Engel is now safe in Turkey.