9 January 2006 -- The "Christian Science Monitor" today said the American journalist who was kidnapped in Iraq is a freelancer named Jill Carroll.
A statement said Carroll was on assignment for the U.S.-based newspaper when she was seized. The paper called for her release.
Carroll was abducted in western Baghdad on 7 January by kidnappers who killed her Iraqi interpreter.
The incident had previously been reported from Baghdad, but Carroll had not been identified.
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