Engel Reveals Kidnappers’ True Identity



NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has surfaced new details about his own 2012 kidnapping in Syria, where he and five other NBC News crew members were held captive by gunmen for five days.

While Engel initially believed that the captors were Shia militiamen, The New York Times discovered that they were part of a criminal gang.

Upon re-reporting the story, Engel says his team discovered that the gunmen were Sunni, not Shia, and that the group that freed them had ties to the kidnappers. Read more at NBC News.



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