Family of ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Hopes She Is Still Alive

On Friday ISIS released photos of American hostage Kayla Jean Mueller.
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ISIS reported that the female American hostage from Arizona was killed in Jordanian airstrikes.

ISIS released these photos—
Kayla Jean Mueller

The family of Kayla Mueller hopes she is still alive.
The AP reported:

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter’s death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.

The Islamic State group said on Friday that Kayla Jean Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, died in a Jordanian airstrike, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as “criminal propaganda,” and the U.S. said it had not seen any evidence to corroborate the report.

Mueller is the only known remaining U.S. hostage held by the Islamic State group.

If the death is confirmed, she would be the fourth American to die while being held by Islamic State militants. Three others — journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid worker Peter Kassig — were beheaded by the group.

“You told us that you treated Kayla as your guest, as your guest her safety and well-being remains your responsibility,” Mueller’s family said in a short statement released Friday.

Mueller is an aid worker who previously volunteered with organizations in India, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Her identity had not been disclosed until now out of fears for her safety. Her family said she was taken hostage by the Islamic State group on Aug. 4, 2013, while leaving a hospital in Syria.

“The common thread of Kayla’s life has been her quiet leadership and strong desire to serve others,” Mueller’s family said.

The Jordanian government is very suspicious of the ISIS claim that Kayla Mueller was killed in an allied airstrike.
“The story does not add up logically… We know they are liars”

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