Islamic State says female U.S. hostage killed in Syria

February 6, 2015 5:42 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group said on Friday that an American female hostage it was holding in Syria had been killed when Jordanian fighter jets hit a building where she was being held, the SITE monitoring group said.

In Washington, U.S. officials said they could not confirm that the woman, who has been identified as Kayla Mueller, had been killed. Reuters also could not immediately confirm the report.

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