[Ed. – Like we’re going to start believing these pischers now.]
Islamic State militants claimed that a female American hostage was killed Friday during a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria as part of the country’s retaliation for the killing of a captured pilot held hostage by the group.
A message published by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist activity, said the American woman, an aid worker, was killed when the building where she was being held in Raqqa collapsed in the airstrike.
“The failed Jordanian aircraft killed an American female hostage,” the message said. “No mujahid was injured in the bombardment, and all praise is due to allah.”
The 26-year-old woman was captured in Syria in 2013 after she drove into Aleppo with her Syrian boyfriend, The New York Times reported. Her colleagues received a proof-of-life video a few months later, showing her wearing a hijab and begging for her life.