2012-12-13 - Richard Engel and crew held captive by pro-Assad militia in Ma'arrat Misrin, Syria





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Published on Dec 18, 2012

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Original Title: "صحفيين كلاب في المصيدة"
Google Translated Title: "Journalists dogs in the trap."

Original Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZhldI...
Original Uploader Profile: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6zPY...

Wikimapia Location URL: http://wikimapia.org/3647955/Ma-arrat...

Panorama URL: http://imgur.com/gallery/2jT7C

Further Details:

Video shows the NBC crew before their release. In the clip the six-man crew -- a German, two Britons, two Americans and a Turk -- plead with their respective governments to help secure their freedom. Speaking to a script prepared by his captors, NBC's Richard Engel said:

"My name is Richard Engel, I'm a correspondent with NBC News. I would like to urged the United States government to do what it can to secure our release and to cease its activities in Syria."

The graffiti on the right wall has a Shia slogan. It says "There is no chivalrous man except 'Ali [a figure revered in Shiaism], and there is no sword except Dhu l-Fiqar ['Ali's mythical sword]."
Graffiti on the left wall is a well-known pro-Assad slogan, and reads: "Assad, or we burn the whole country!"


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