Monday, December 17, 2012

NBC News Correspondent, Richard Engel, Missing in Syria

Bad news. From the Inquisitr:
Richard Engel has reportedly gone missing in Syria, with the NBC News foreign correspondent out of touch since last Thursday.

Reports of Engel’s disappearance have come from Turkish news sources, which also note that a Turkish journalist working with Engel, Aziz Akyava┼č, has also gone missing. Engel had been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing President Bashar al-Assad.

News of Richard Engel’s disappearance in Syria have reportedly been blacked out of NBC News. Gawker noted that it had agreed to the blackout for the past 24 hours, but broke the news on Monday afternoon.

Engel’s disappearance has been widely reported in Turkish media, with the newspaper Hurriyet reporting that Engel and Akyavas were last in contact with NBC News on Thursday morning.
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