The parents of Kayla Mueller, who had been held hostage by ISIS since August 2013,confirmed earlier today that they have been notified of their daughter’s death.
ISIS has claimed that Mueller was killed by a Jordanian airstrike, although that has not been confirmed.
Catherine Herridge reported some riveting new details today on “The Real Story,” information that she had been previously asked by intelligence officials not to disclose for national security reasons.
Herridge said she could now share some of the information she received from her contact, such as new details on Mueller’s kidnapping, the locations where Western hostages were held in Syria and the White House’s delay in approving a rescue attempt last year.
“She was traveling with a Syrian man who she introduced as her boyfriend to her colleagues,” Herridge said of Mueller’s abduction. “They were not far from Aleppo when their car was forced off the road and the two were kidnapped together.”
According to Herridge, some days later, the Syrian man was released by ISIS and there was a question at the time if he was bait in order to kidnap Mueller.
That was later dismissed after the man went back to ISIS in an unsuccessful attempt to secure Mueller’s release.