I.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Confirmed Dead; How She Died Not Confirmed


The United States has confirmed the death of aid worker and ISIL hostage Kayla Mueller.

Her family says they are heartbroken.

It comes four days after her Islamist captors claimed she had been killed by a coalition airstrike by Jordanian fighter jets outside Raqqa, the capital of the extremists’ self-proclaimed caliphate.

President Obama said the U.S. “would find and bring to justice the terrorists who were responsible.”

Was American Hostage Kayla Mueller Killed By Jordanian Airstrikes?

In an online posting Friday, ISIS claimed that American hostage Kayla Mueller died in the group’s de facto capital, Raqqa.

The posting Friday included a picture of a bombed-out building and a claim that hostage Kayla Mueller had been held there. However, the posting did not show a body or provide other proof of death.

Jordanian Government Spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani tells CNN that he thinks the terrorist group ISIS is lying about Mueller’s death.