ISIS has claimed on Friday that an American hostage had been killed in an air strike in Syria by US led coalition.
ISIS in a statement which was posted on the Jihadist websites said that the woman was buried under the rubble after a raid by Jordanian Warplanes in Raqa. Raqa is the capital of the self proclaimed caliphate of ISIS.
“The plane from the crusader coalition bombed a position outside the city of Raqa after Friday prayers. No fighter was wounded but we can confirm that an American hostage was killed in the strikes.”
The statement was not accompanied with any pictures and there was no independent confirmation of the reported death.
US officials have not commented on the incident.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, “I cannot confirm those reports in any way. I’m not going into specifics of Americans held overseas.”
ISIS jihadists now control large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria. ISIS rules and interprets a particularly brutal version of Islamic Law. The group has gained notoriety by its brutal methods of executing its prisoners which includes beheading and the latest –burning alive in a cage. The group has killed two US journalists, an American Aid Worker, two British aid workers, two Japanese hostages, and a Jordanian Pilot.
Jordan , which is one of the many Arab countries which are supporting the US led air strikes has vowed a befitting response after ISIS released a particularly horrid video this week showing the burning alive of pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh.
Maaz al-Kassasbeh was taken prisoner by ISIS when his F-16 crashed in Syria in an area controlled by the Sunni Extremists during the course of a bombing campaign led by the US.
The Islamic State message was published by SITE Intelligence group which tracks jihadist activity, stated that the American woman was killed when the building where she was held captive collapsed in an airstrike.