Journalist Jill Carroll Freed …

Journalist Jill Carroll Freed …


Breaking News …

American journalist Jill Carroll freed

American journalist Jill Carroll, abducted in early January by gunmen in Baghdad, was released to a Sunni Arab political party in the capital Thursday morning after 82 days in captivity.

“I was never hurt, ever hit,” she told a Washington Post reporter. “I was kept in a safe place and treated very well.”

Carroll, 28, a freelance reporter working for the Christian Science Monitor, arrived safely at the party headquarters just after 1 p.m.

“Unknown people,” released Carroll to the Iraqi Islamic Party’s branch office in Amariyah in the western part of the city, Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general, said in a telephone conversation at 12:30 p.m. local time. The party then transported her by armed convoy to its headquarters in the Yarmouk district.

Certainly a relief for Carroll’s family and quite a story for her to tell over the next few months of what will be inevitable media exposure.

It’ll be interesting to hear the account of her time in captivity … especially since she states that she was “treated very well.”

Wonder what the significance is of her release to the Sunni political group?

More certainly to come on this story …

  • Tom Strong

    I’m glad she’s OK.

  • GN


  • Joop

    Is she a moslem now?

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  • eric

    amplifier of car