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Published: Thursday, 2/9/2006

Kidnapped U.S. journalist pleads in new video on Kuwait TV

ASSOCIATED PRESS

KUWAIT CITY Kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll appeared in a video aired to on a private Kuwaiti TV channel appealing for her supporters to do whatever it takes to win her release.

In the video, Carroll said the date was Feb. 2.

I am here. I am fine. Please just do whatever they want, give them whatever they want as quickly as possible, she said. She wore a veil and appeared composed, speaking in a strong voice.

Armed men abducted the 28-year-old freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor on Jan. 7 in Baghdad.

There have been two previous videotapes of the journalist. On Jan. 30, Al-Jazeera television broadcast a video showing Carroll weeping as she appealed for the release of female Iraqi prisoners.

The name of the group that has claimed responsibility for her abduction, the Revenge Brigades, appeared on that video.

On Jan. 17, Al-Jazeera aired a video released by the Revenge Brigades showing Carroll her head bare, and her long straight brown hair parted in the middle and setting a Jan. 20 deadline for the release of all female prisoners in Iraq. The group threatened to execute her unless their demands were met.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.



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