Thursday, May 3, 2007
U.S. reporter does not recognize al Qaeda "kidnapper"
"BOSTON (Reuters) - American journalist Jill Carroll, who was kidnapped in Iraq last year, said on Thursday she did not recognize the photograph of a man killed by the U.S. military as one of her captors, her employer, the Christian Science Monitor reported.
The U.S. military said that it had killed Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, who it said was a top al Qaeda operative in Iraq involved in the kidnap of Carroll last year.
But in an article posted to the Monitor's Web site, the paper said Carroll "doesn't recognize the photo released by the military of Jubouri."
The article, which did not quote Carroll directly, paraphrased her as saying "the photo might be of a kidnapper whom she had taken to be a low-status guard."
Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq on January 7, 2006 and held for 82 days before being released unharmed."