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This time, footage of Jill Carroll was shown on a private Kuwaiti television station (file photo) (epa)
9 February 2006 -- U.S. journalist Jill Carroll, who is being held hostage in Iraq, appeared in a new video tape aired on the private Kuwaiti satellite Al-R'ay television station today.
Carroll, wearing a headscarf, appealed for help in securing her release.
The 28-year-old journalist, who was kidnapped in Iraq on 7 January, had last appeared in a video aired on the Arabic-language television station, Al-Jazeera, on 30 January, in which she tearfully appealed to fellow Americans to press for the release of Iraqi women held by U.S.-led forces.
Carroll, a freelance journalist working for the “Christian Science Monitor,” was abducted in the Iraqi capital Baghdad by militants who also killed her Iraqi interpreter.
Al-Jazeera also aired a video showing Carroll on 17 January and said her abductors threatened to kill her if their demand was not met but did not name the group that kidnapped her.