ISIS Claims American Hostage Killed by Jordan in Airstrikes

ISIS released a statement today claiming American hostage Kayla Mueller was killed in a Jordanian bomb strike in Raqqa.

It provided photos of a bombed building, but none of Mueller. Mueller is the last known American hostage to be held by ISIS.

Long War Journal finds the claim "convenient".

While it is certainly possible Mueller has been killed, the Islamic State's description of how she was allegedly killed could very well be a crude attempt at propaganda.

ISIS also says the bombing of the building lasted an hour but no ISIS members were killed. It claims Ms. Mueller was killed by fire from the bombing.

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    Sounds like propaganda (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by MKS on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 02:22:54 PM EST
    And it appears the "announcement" did not come from the official ISIS group that has issued past statements....

    amazing really. (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 04:13:39 PM EST
    a building, with (apparently) lots of people in it, is bombed for an hour or so, and only one person in the building is killed. coincidentally, this one person just happens to be a kidnap victim. what are the odds?

    That's the (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 07:41:55 PM EST
    exact same thing I was thinking. Somehow they had all this bombing and only killed one person. Right/snark.

    Sorry -- (none / 0) (#3)
    by Uncle Chip on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 04:22:06 PM EST
    but nobody with a head on their shoulders is buying it.

    CNN (none / 0) (#4)
    by FlJoe on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 04:35:34 PM EST
    is bloviating about it, Wolf asked a Jordanian Honcho if it would drive a wedge in the alliance, you know Jordanian Bomb, Dead American (young ,female, white) hostage. WTF. Idiot wind.

    If this poor woman is indeed deceased... (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 07:53:35 PM EST
    she may have been dead for weeks, or even months.