Lara Logan

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Lara Logan's horrific attack from 2011 has landed her back in the hospital.

The CBS News correspondent checked in to a Washington, D.C. facility for at least the fourth time this year (she was recently admitted for internal bleeding) to treat injuries stemming from the brutal sexual assault that occurred four years ago at the hands of a mob in Cairo, Egypt, according to Breitbart News.

While the specific injuries needing treatment were not disclosed, a close friend of Logan's tells the publication, "Very few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is. In spite of everything she's had to face in the last two years, people have no idea the physical suffering she has been enduring due to the brutal sexual assault she encountered in Egypt during the Arab Spring while reporting for 60 Minutes."

Nearly a year after the incident, Logan revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and that memories of the incident continued to haunt her after the Feb. 11, 2011, attack.

"People don't really know that much about [post-traumatic stress disorder]," she told the New York Daily News at the time. "There's something called latent PTSD. It manifests itself in different ways. I want to be free of it, but I'm not."

The 43-year-old journalist said the nightmares come at unexpected times. "It doesn't go away," Logan noted. "It's not something I keep track of. It's not predictable like that. But it happens more than I'd like."

The battle-hardened war reporter was covering the celebrations in Tahrir Square the night the government of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak fell when she was surrounded by a group of men who tore her clothes off and, as she told 60 Minutes in April 2011, for more than 25 minutes "raped me with their hands."

Logan admitted she thought she was going to die a "torturous death" and was only saved by some quick-thinking, courageous women who surrounded her until soldiers could pull her to safety.

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