ISIS militants claim Kayla Jean Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike. However, US officials said they have seen ‘no evidence that corroborates’ ISIS’ claim and Jordan interior minister told CNN, the ISIS claim is completely wrong. .
The 26-year-old is understood to be last US hostage held by terror group
She and her Syrian boyfriend were captured in Aleppo in August 2013
ISIS had reportedly been demanding $6.6 million for her release and last year sent a video of her pleading for her life to her aid worker colleagues
American officials said they were urgently looking into the reports of Mueller’s death.
Bernadette Meehan, the spokeswoman for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council, said the White House has ‘not at this time seen any evidence that corroborates’ the claim.
‘We are obviously deeply concerned by these reports,’ she added.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling with the president to Indiana on Friday that the U.S. does coordinate with the Jordanian air force on airstrikes.
He wouldn’t say whether the U.S. was aware of the hostage’s location.
The ISIS statement could not be independently verified but initially appeared on a militant website commonly used by ISIS and was also distributed by ISIS-affiliated Twitter users.
If her death is confirmed, she would be the fourth American to die while in the captivity of the Islamic State militants.
Source: Daili Mail + CNN