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Journalist Released

After spending nearly three months in captivity, Iraqi police and the leader of the Islamic Party reports this morning that kidnapped U.S. reporter Jill Carroll had been released. She was let go unharmed and has talked to her family.

Armed men abducted the 28-year-old Christian Science Monitor freelance reporter on January 7 in Baghdad. Her translator was killed in the attack. Carroll was last seen in February when a private Kuwaiti television channel aired a video of her appealing for her supporters to do whatever the kidnappers wanted to secure her release.

Police say that Carroll was released to the Iraqi Islamic Party office in Amiriya, western Baghdad, by an unknown group. She was later turned over to the Americans and was thought to be in the heavily fortified Green Zone area of the capital, they said.

Her captors, calling themselves the Revenge Brigades, had demanded the release of all women detainees in Iraq by February 26 and said Carroll would be killed if that didn't happen. The date came and went with no word about her welfare.

Yesterday, Carroll's twin sister appealed for her captors to release her.

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