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Kidnapped U.S. Journalist Shown In New Video

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.

(Reuters, AP)

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