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ISIS Claims Female American Hostage Killed in Airstrike


(ABC) -- The terror group ISIS released a statement today claiming a female American hostage the group had been holding was killed in a coalition airstrike recently, according to ABC News.

The statement, which circulated on Twitter, said a Jordanian airstrike outside Raqqa, Syria killed the woman, believed to be a 26-year-old American aid worker.

The claim could not be immediately confirmed and ISIS did not provide photographic evidence of the woman's death, as the group has in the past with other hostages and its own fighters. ISIS did use the woman's full name, which has not been made public.

Officials believe ISIS has misled the public before about the fate of hostages. The Jordanian government believes ISIS killed a Jordanian pilot the terror group was holding a month ago, even though the terror group pretended he was alive during hostages negotiations last week.

A White House National Security Council spokesperson said they're aware of the claim but had no immediate comment.

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