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2006-08-15 22:01:40

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Two days after her abduction in Baghdad, American journalist Jill Carroll desperately pleaded with her captors to believe she was not hiding an electronic chip somewhere in her body to communicate with U.S. Marines. In a personal account of her 82 days held captive in Iraq, Carroll said a leader of the militant group accused her of secretly tipping off U.S. forces to her location, possibly through a transmitter embedded in her body. "I am the leader...

2006-08-15 19:48:15

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Two days after her abduction in Baghdad, American journalist Jill Carroll desperately pleaded with her captors to believe she was not hiding an electronic chip somewhere in her body to communicate with U.S. Marines. In a personal account of her 82 days held captive in Iraq, Carroll said a leader of the militant group accused her of secretly tipping off U.S. forces to her location, possibly through a transmitter embedded in her body. "I am the leader...

2006-08-13 17:09:46

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Certain she would be murdered by the men who kidnapped her on a Baghdad street and fatally shot her translator, American journalist Jill Carroll begged her captors at one point to use a gun to end her life rather than a knife. "Promise me you will use this gun to kill me by your own hand. I don't want that knife, I don't want the knife, use the gun," Carroll remembered crying hysterically to the Iraqi man who was watching her with a 9mm...

2006-08-09 08:21:28

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had arrested four Iraqis suspected of being involved in the abduction of U.S. journalist Jill Carroll, held hostage for 82 days before her release earlier this year. "Coalition forces have detained four Iraqi men that we believe have been involved in the kidnapping of Jill Carroll," Major General William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, told a news briefing. "Troops on the ground, young marines and sailors,...

2006-04-03 16:44:21

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - American journalist Jill Carroll on Monday paid an emotional visit to her paper's newsroom and her editor said the U.S. government played a key role in freeing the writer after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq. On her first full day back in the United States, the 28-year old Christian Science Monitor journalist surprised her colleagues when she dropped by the office. "Jill's voice broke as she told the staff how she had been overwhelmed by how...

2006-04-02 13:15:25

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Jill Carroll, the American journalist held captive in Iraq for 82 days, returned home to the United States on Sunday for a reunion with family whose emotional appeals rallied a global campaign for her freedom. Carroll, who described her captivity as a horrific ordeal in a cave-like room sealed off from the world, flew into Boston aboard a packed commercial jet from Germany. She was whisked from the airport out of sight of waiting journalists to a...

2006-04-02 15:14:36

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Jill Carroll, the American journalist held captive in Iraq for 82 days, returned home to the United States on Sunday for a reunion with family whose emotional appeals rallied a global campaign for her freedom. Carroll, who had described her captivity as a horrific ordeal in a cave-like room sealed off from the world, gave long hugs to her sister and parents after arriving in Boston on a packed commercial jet from Germany. "I finally feel like I am...

2006-04-01 19:01:25

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Describing her captivity in Iraq as horrific, freed American hostage Jill Carroll disavowed on Saturday critical statements she made about the United States, saying she had been forced to make a propaganda video. In the video made before her release and posted on a jihadist Web site that also showed beheadings and attacks on American forces, Carroll denounced the U.S. presence in Iraq and praised the militants fighting American forces there. "Things...

2006-04-01 17:48:04

BOSTON (Reuters) - Describing her captivity in Iraq as horrific, freed American hostage Jill Carroll disavowed critical statements she made about the United States, saying on Saturday she had been forced into making a propaganda video. "During my last night in captivity, my captors forced me to participate in a propaganda video," she said in a statement read by Richard Bergenheim, editor of The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston-based newspaper where she worked when she was...

2006-03-31 17:34:21

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Freed American journalist Jill Carroll will return from Baghdad in a few days, her newspaper said on Friday, as details emerged of her 82-day captivity in a cave-like room sealed off from the world by Islamic militants who threatened to kill her if she cooperated with Americans. The Christian Science Monitor, where the 28-year-old worked as a freelancer when she was kidnapped on January 7, said Carroll was warned that she may be killed if she talked...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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