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The terror group ISIS released a statement today claiming a female American hostage the group had been holding was killed in a Jordanian airstrike recently.
The statement, which circulated on Twitter, said an 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.
The statement appeared to contain some discrepancies, including Thursday’s date on accompanying pictures purportedly showing the building that was struck, while the statement claimed the strikes occurred during Friday prayers. ISIS also claimed she was the only person killed in that particular airstrike, with none of its fighters injured or killed.
A spokesperson for the State Department told reporters today her department did not “have any way to corroborate this information” concerning the claim. A White House National Security Council spokesperson said they're aware of the claim but had no immediate comment.