Islamic State says U.S. hostage killed in air strike in Syria




 
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February 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamic State says U.S. hostage killed in air strike in Syria


By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Friday that an American woman hostage it was holding in Syria was killed when Jordanian fighter jets bombed a building where she was being held, but Jordan expressed doubt about the Islamist militant group's account of her death. In Washington, U.S. officials said they could not confirm that the woman, 26-year-old humanitarian worker Kayla Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, had been killed. Her family said in a statement on Friday they are hopeful she is alive and asked Islamic State to contact them. Mueller was the last-known American hostage held by Islamic State, which controls wide areas of Syria and Iraq.




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