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

Posted: 9:52 AM, Dec 18, 2012
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.