Reports: US aide worker Kayla Jean Mueller ‘given’ to ISIS commander

COUNTER-TERRORISM officials believe an American aid worker kidnapped by Islamic State militants in August 2013 may have been married off to an ISIS commander during her captivity.

According to the jihadist group, Kayla Mueller was killed last Friday when Jordanian bombs rained down on northern Syria, flattening a building where she had been housed.

US President Barack Obama yesterday confirmed Ms Mueller’s death but said there was no proof to back up ISIS’s claims she perished during air strikes.