NBC journalist and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engle was kidnapped, along with his colleagues, by Syrian loyalists and psychologically tortured and held for a week inside Syria. In fact they were on their way to a Hezbollah stronghold in Syria in order to be traded for a few Iranian prisoners when they encountered an unknown rebel checkpoint. A firefight ensued and they were rescued by rebel forces and are now safely in Turkey.
They were on the Today Show this morning to tell their story:
If you can’t see the video, then read this compelling report by Fox News on their story.