Islamic state claims female U.S. hostage killed in Syria: SITE

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Posted: Feb 06, 2015 12:34 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The ultra-hardline Islamist group Islamic State claimed on Friday that an American female hostage it was holding in Syria had been killed when Jordanian fighter jets hit a building where she was being held, SITE monitoring group said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. Islamic State has executed five British and American aid workers and journalists in recent months.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Kevin Liffey)