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As Nicole already noted here, Richard Engel and his crew were captured and kidnapped in Syria and thankfully released earlier this week after five days in captivity, before they were eventually rescued. Engel joined Rachel Maddow on her show this Friday and relayed the details of their ordeal.
Engel and his crew are very, very lucky to be alive. We don't have too many reporters who are willing to go into the middle of war zones as Engel does on a regular basis and risk their lives. I'm just glad they made it out of there alive.