February 17, 2015 | Quote

ISIS Says Last American Hostage, a Female Aid Worker, Killed in Jordanian Airstrike

“She may very well be dead, and probably is, but the alleged circumstances surrounding Mueller’s death don’t make sense,” said Thomas Joscelyn, senior editor of the Long War Journal, which focuses on jihadi activity and U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

The claim comes on the heels of a video released by the Islamic State showing the immolation of a captured Jordanian pilot, which has been widely criticized in the Muslim world, including by key Sunni Muslim nations, religious figures, and scholars. Friday’s announcement could be part of the Islamic State’s push to deflect blame for its own actions and lay the death of the young woman squarely at the feet of a key Arab ally of the U.S.-led coalition battling the group.

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