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.
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