British journalist rescued after two months in captivity in Iraq

Iraqi troops rescued on Monday a British journalist captured two months ago in the southern port city of Basra, the Iraqi military said. Richard Butler, who worked for the US television network CBS News, was found with a sack over his head and his hands tied inside a house in Basra, Lt. Gen. Mohan al-Fireji said. He said Butler was in good condition. Butler was found during an Iraqi military sweep in the Jibiliya area, a Shiite militia stronghold in Basra.