MEDIA
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Report: CBS Interpreter Released, Journalist Still Held Captive

The interpreter abducted in the southern Iraqi city of Basra alongside an unnamed British journalist working for the American CBS network has been freed, according to a news agency report.

However, the male CBS journalist has not yet been released, according to Reuters.

The news agency reported that a Shi'ite group that had been negotiating the two CBS employees' release had confirmed that the unnamed male Iraqi interpreter had been freed.

Hareth al-Athari, the head of the Basra office of the movement of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, told Reuters the interpreter had been taken to a hotel in the city but that the journalist had not yet been released.

Read more on The Guardian