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Another member of NBC team free after Syria kidnap

In this image made from video, NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, right, shakes hands with an unidentified person after crossing back into Turkey, after they were freed unharmed following a firefight at a checkpoint after five days of captivity inside Syria, in Cilvegozu, Turkey, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Engel told the Turkish news agency Anadolu that he and his colleagues are "very happy to be out" and they are "very tired." (AP Photo/Anadolu via AP TV) TURKEY OUT, TV OUT

BEIRUT (AP) -- A manager at a U.K.-based security firm says an employee who was traveling with NBC correspondent Richard Engel and his crew in Syria is free after the group was kidnapped.

Gillan McNay, operations manager for Pilgrims Group security firm. told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the employee Ian Rivers "has been freed."

Engel and his team were kidnapped in Syria for five days but they escaped on Monday and left Syria for Turkey on Tuesday. Rivers apparently got separated from the rest of the team.