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Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll has been reporting from Egypt, the paper said.
updated 3/7/2007 8:32:16 PM ET 2007-03-08T01:32:16

Jill Carroll, the journalist held hostage for nearly three months in Iraq last year, has returned to the Middle East to report for the Christian Science Monitor, a newspaper spokesman said Wednesday.

Carroll has been working out of Cairo, Egypt, since last month, Monitor spokesman Jay Jostyn said.

Carroll took on the Cairo assignment after completing a fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Jostyn would not say whether Carroll asked to be posted in Cairo or whether there were concerns for her safety.

Carroll was working as a freelancer for the Monitor when she was kidnapped in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2006. She was released March 30.

The kidnappers, a formerly unknown group calling itself the Revenge Brigade, demanded the release of all women detainees in Iraq. U.S. officials released some female detainees but said the decision was unrelated to the demands.

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