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Ann Curry Reports Live From Syrian War Zone (VIDEO)

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Former "Today" co-host Ann Curry headed to the Syrian war zone last week and reported live from the nation's border on the NBC morning show on Monday.

The "Today" anchor-at-large and international and national correspondent will also report live from the war-torn nation on "Nightly News with Brian Williams."

Curry appeared just 15 miles from Syria in neighboring Jordan. She reported that thousands of refugees had fled the country after the war in Syria "reached a stunning new intensity." She added that in recent days, the Syrian government had "increased systematic air strikes on civilian targets...[and] more than 240,000 have fled across Syria's borders."

Curry, who made her preference for hard news clear, has reported from war zones in the past. The crisis in Syria is one of the most dangerous conflicts for reporters to cover, since journalists have had to sneak into the country in order to cover the uprising. A number of journalists have either been captured or killed since the uprising broke out.

After her somewhat nasty fallout with the "Today" show in June, Curry remained off NBC's air for weeks until the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

A few weeks later, Curry showed up well into the network's coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. When Curry left the morning show, the network said that the "Today" anchor-at-large would play a role in its coverage of the Olympics. Curry appeared on air once for a report on sports photographers.

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