ISIS claimed today that a Jordanian airstrike killed the terror group’s last American hostage, 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, but a Jordanian official tells The Daily Beast that’s a lie.
“This is just another PR stunt,” the official said. “This is just part of their whole media-spinning strategy. They’re trying to throw a wedge in the coalition” to combat ISIS. After all, ISIS killed Jordan’s pilot more than a month before it showed him being burned alive-and before it was ransoming him for a terrorist.
“We are obviously deeply concerned by these reports. We have not at this time seen any evidence that corroborates ISIL’s claim,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, told The Daily Beast. Read more at The Daily Beast.