(New York Post) There wasn’t going to be any rescue mission for ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller.
Mueller’s parents asked the Obama administration to negotiate her release instead, Foreign Policy magazine reported, citing a military official familiar with the discussions.
Their wish appears to have run contrary to the stated US policy of never negotiating with terrorists.
ISIS claims the 26-year-old Arizona aid worker was killed Friday in a Jordanian attack near Raqqa in northern Syria, the ISIS capital.
Mueller’s family does not believe she’s dead. In a statement Friday, her relatives said they were “still hopeful that Kayla is alive.”
US officials say there is no proof she was killed. Jordanian officials called the report of her death a “sick trick.” ISIS did not publish any pictures of Mueller’s body. (read more)