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Freed Journalist on Way Back to US


Freed American hostage Jill Carroll, 28, arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany Saturday as she headed home to the United States after 82 days in captivity in Iraq.

The journalist was released by her abductors Thursday.

Carroll's father says the video in which she praised her Iraqi captors was made under duress. Jim Carroll says his daughter felt compelled to make statements strongly critical of President Bush in order to be released by her captors.

Following her release Thursday, her kidnappers released a video, taped before she was set free, in which she praised the Iraqi insurgency and criticized the U.S. war effort.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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