NBC News revises account of Engel's kidnapping

April 16, 2015 1:43 PM

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NBC News changed on Wednesday its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, after it was questioned by The New York Times about the kidnappers, the newspaper reported.

NBC News had said that Engel and his colleagues were abducted by a Shiite group loyal to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. But they were likely kidnapped by a group of Sunni criminals who are affiliated with rebels opposed to Assad, the Free Syrian Army, the Times reported after interviewing sever...

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