Timeline: Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig's Ordeal

Two FOX News journalists were released by their kidnappers Sunday, nearly two weeks after they were taken hostage in the Gaza Strip.

Here is a timeline of events that led to Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig's release:

August 27, 2006: FOX News correspondent Steve Centanni of Washington, D.C., and cameraman Olaf Wiig of New Zealand, are released after nearly two weeks in the Gaza Strip

Before the journalists' release, a new video was released, showing Wiig and Centanni dressed in beige Arab-style robes. The kidnappers claimed both men had converted to Islam. "We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint," Centanni later tells FOX.

August 26, 2006: With 72-hour deadline approaching, a senior Palestinian security official says he sees the "first promising signs" in efforts to free Centanni and Wiig.

August 24, 2006: Palestinian officials denounce the Holy Jihad Brigades, saying the kidnapping was harming Palestinian interests.

August 23, 2006: Previously unknown group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades release first video of Centanni and Wiig. Group demands that Muslims in U.S. jails be released within 72 hours. Group does not say what would happen if deadline passes unanswered

August 19, 2006: 30 members of Palestinian Journalists' Union gather outside parliamentary building in Gaza. They demand Centanni and Wiig be freed.

August 18, 2006: Wiig's wife, Anita McNaught, makes an emotional plea to his kidnappers to release him and Centanni.

August 14, 2006: Centanni and Wiig seized in Gaza City.