American journalist Jill Carroll, who was abducted in Iraq nearly 100 days ago, is free. Link.
David Cook, Washington bureau chief of The Christian Science Monitor: "She was released this morning, she's talked to her father and she's fine." Link.
Best wishes to Ms. Carroll, and to her friends and family, who must be ecstatic today.
Jeff Tynes, Jill's pal and former colleague, tells BoingBoing
Jill is safe and inside the protected Green Zone in Baghdad. She's spoken to her family, saying she was well and the she was treated well. She said she was not sure why she had been abducted. We are all just overwhelmed with joy. Was it Katie's appeal that led to this release? We aren't sure, but the timing seems to suggest that's the case. Whatever the reason, our Jill is released! We just can't wait to see her home again!
Link to post on Natasha Tynes' blog. The direct link to all Natasha's posts on Jill is here. (Thanks, Jeff Tynes, Glyn Wintle, and the
dozens hundreds of BoingBoing readers who wrote in with this great news)
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