New reports are suggesting that Kayla Mueller, the American hostage who was recently killed while still being held captive by ISIS, was frequently seen with a male ISIS commander who she may have been forced to marry.
The U.S. had no on the ground surveillance of Mueller. Instead, they used drones to keep track of the man she was often seen with. This jihadi leader has been tracked actively by U.S. Intelligence for quite some time now, and she was often seen in his company. Authorities believe Mueller may have been handed over to him and possibly forced to marry him soon after she was captured in Syria.
This news comes just after the Pentagon announced that Mueller did not die in a Jordanian airstrike, as ISIS claimed. Instead, the terrorist group killed her themselves.
According to Daily Mail, when asked if he had any doubt who killed Mueller, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby replied, “No doubt, ISIL.”
Last night, President Obama also revealed in an interview with Buzzfeed that he’d sent forces into Syria to rescue Mueller just last year.
“I deployed an entire operation — at significant risk — to rescue not only her but the other individuals who had been held, and probably missed them by a day or two,” the president said
Of course, Obama neglected to mention that he did little else to help Mueller or the other hostages. It took him until just days ago to admit that ISIS is a terrorist group. Had we had a better president in office, Kayla Mueller might be alive and home safe right now, where she belongs.