The Arabic television channel Al-Jazeera said on 17 January that the kidnappers of Jill Carroll had threatened to kill her unless all Iraqi women detainees were freed. The channel aired a brief video the same day showing Carroll, 28, a freelance journalist working for "The Christian Science Monitor."
The U.S. military did not confirm the releases would take place. A spokesman said it could not discuss individual cases of detainees or ongoing reviews. The military said on 18 January it was holding eight female prisoners in Iraq.
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