CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted in Egypt

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For CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, covering the jubilation in Egypt's Tahrir Square Friday after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down was anything but joyous.

According to the network, Logan -- who was on assignment for 60 Minutes -- was "separated from her crew" in the mob of more than 200 people.

Logan was then "surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers," CBS reports.

After reconnecting with her team, the South African native, 39, returned to the United States on the first flight out Saturday morning. She is currently recovering in a hospital.