Parents of US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller issue appeal to ‘IS’ captors

The parents of a US humanitarian aid worker who her captors claim was killed in a Jordanian airstrike have said they are hopeful that she is still alive. They have also asked their daughter’s captors to contact them.

Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Friday in which they appealed to “Islamic State” (IS) militants, who have claimed to be holding their daughter, to contact them privately. The statement came after the jihadis claimed earlier in the day that Kayla Jean Mueller had been killed in an airstrike by Jordanian fighter jets on the building where she was being held captive in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

“This news leaves us concerned, yet, we are still hopeful that Kayla is alive,” the parents said in the statement.

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Addressing directly “those in positions of responsibility for holding Kayla,” the parents said: “You told us that you treated Kayla as your guest, as your guest her safety and well-being remains your responsibility.”
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Source News: DW