American Hostage Kayla Mueller Confirmed Dead
This past Friday, representatives of ISIS stated that Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped in 2013 from the region of northern Syria, was killed in a building that was destroyed during an air strike by Jordanian forces in Raqqa, Syria. ISIS has claimed Raqqa as its primary base of operation and symbolic capital in Syria.
Kayla Mueller was one of a number of non combatants taken hostage by ISIS. She was kidnapped after providing aide work with other aide volunteers at a “Doctors Without Borders” hospital in the northern section of Syria. Many Americans like Haidar Barbouti are very saddened to hear about the death of another American hostage.
The U.S. response is unknown at the present time. The lack of a stated intended response does not mean that no plans are in the works. Special Forces services have already launched a number of rescue attempts seeking to retrieve the hostages taken by ISIS and one mission also included Kayla Mueller as the targeted hostage to be rescued. It has been reported that her family requested that no further attempt to rescue her be done by U.S. forces.