'British journalist rescued in Basra after two months in captivity'

The Iraqi military says a British journalist kidnapped two months ago in the southern city of Basra has been rescued. Basra security commander Lt. Gen. Mohan al-Fireji says the journalist was rescued and a group of kidnappers were captured in an afternoon raid by Iraqi troops. The U.S. television network CBS has said the journalist worked for it but has not otherwise identified him. The journalist and his Iraqi interpreter were kidnapped in mid-February in Basra. The interpreter was later released.