American journalist Jill Carroll has been released, nearly three months after her kidnapping in Iraq.
Carroll told an Iraqi television station she was treated well by her captors. She said she was never threatened nor was she hit. She said she did not know where she was kept during her captivity.
An Iraqi police official said an unknown group released the American journalist to the office of a Sunni Arab political party Iraqi Islamic Party in Baghdad earlier today-Thursday.
U S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States was relieved and delighted to hear of Carroll's release.
Jill Carroll, whose stories were published by the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, was kidnapped on January 7th. An Iraqi translator working with her was killed by the kidnappers.
Her captors had threatened several times to kill her unless all female prisoners held in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq were released.
Carroll's twin sister Katie Carroll had appeared on the Arabic television network Al-Arabiyah Wednesday to appeal for her release.
The editor of the Christian Science Monitor, Richard Bergenheim, expressed relief today-Thursday and said his thoughts are with the families of other hostages being held in Iraq.