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US Hostage Jill Carroll Released in Iraq


American journalist Jill Carroll has been released nearly three months after her kidnapping in Iraq.

Carroll told an Iraqi television station she was well treated by her captors. She said she was never threatened nor was she hit. She said she did not know where she was kept during her captivity.

An Iraqi police official said an unknown group released the American journalist to the office of a Sunni Arab political party raqi Islamic Party in western Baghdad earlier today.

Jill Carroll was kidnapped in the Iraqi capital on January 7th. She was last seen on a message taped by her captors and aired in early February.

Her captors had threatened several times to kill her unless all female prisoners held in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq were released.

Her twin sister Katie Carroll had appeared on the Arabic television network Al-Arabiyah Wednesday to appeal for her release.
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