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Obama, family confirm death of IS hostage Kayla Mueller

“No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death,” he said in a statement. The 26-year-old aid worker from Arizona was captured in August 2013 in Aleppo.

The IS group claimed last week she had been killed in an air strike by a Jordanian warplane in the Syrian city of Raqa, the militant group’s self-proclaimed “capital.”

The White House said that over the weekend IS had sent Mueller’s family a “private message” with additional information, that was “authenticated” by intelligence, allowing them to confirm her death.
Parents Carl and Marsha Mueller today voiced their heartbreak at the death of their daughter, but said they were proud of her and the humanitarian work she did.

“We are so proud of the person Kayla was and the work that she did while she was here with us. She lived with purpose, and we will work every day to honor her legacy.” “Our hearts are breaking for our only daughter, but we will continue on in peace, dignity, and love for her.”

In a letter from captivity in early 2014 -- which was partially redacted -- Muller said she was “completely unharmed” by her captors but heavy-hearted about the toll it must be taken on her family. “Just the thought of you all sends me into a fit of tears,” she wrote in the letter released by her family.
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