IS claims US female hostage killed in coalition strike in Syria

The Islamic State group claimed on Friday that a female American hostage had been killed in an air strike in Syria by the US-led coalition.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 06, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

Beirut: The Islamic State group claimed on Friday that a female American hostage had been killed in an air strike in Syria by the US-led coalition.

In a statement posted on jihadist websites, IS said the woman was buried beneath the rubble after a raid by a Jordanian warplane in Raqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the militant group.

The statement did not show any pictures of a body and there was no independent confirmation of her reported death.