American hostage Kayla Mueller raped by IS leader Al-Baghdadi before dying
Parents of the American Kayla Mueller, who died in early February while she was in the hands of the Islamic State, affirmed Friday in ABC being told that their daughter had been raped by the top leader of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Kayla Mueller, a US humanitarian killed when she was a hostage of the Islamic State, was raped repeatedly by the head of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during her captivity in Syria, said US officials.
The information was initially reported by ABC News, that the Kayla Mueller’s parents were informed by American authorities that their daughter, who died at age 26, had been sexually abused by the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“We were told that Kayla Mueller had been tortured, it was owned by Al Baghdadi. This is what the government has told us in June,” said the parents of the young woman, Carl and Marsha Mueller, quoted by ABC News. US officials interviewed by Reuters spoke under condition of anonymity and the White House declined to answer the questions about Kayla Mueller’s rape.
Under what conditions Kayla Mueller when she dies?
The Islamic State announced in February that Kayla Mueller, a native of Arizona, had died in a bombing of the Jordanian aviation at the building in which she was detained in the vicinity of Rakka, stronghold of IS in northern Syria. Jordanian and American officials have raised doubts about this version while the young woman was abducted a year and a half ago.
Arrival in Turkey in December 2012, Kayla Mueller worked for a Turkish humanitarian organization giving assistance to Syrian refugees along the border with Syria. She was abducted in August 2013 at the exit of a hospital in Aleppo, in northern Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has personally made sure that the young woman was detained at Abu Sayyaf’s home in Syria.
Information about the role played by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State in captivity and sexual violence suffered by Kayla Mueller from various sources, including interviews with at least two teenage yazidies exploited as sexual slaves in the residence of Abu Sayyaf and interrogation of the latter’s wife, Umm Sayyaf captured by US forces during the operation that killed her husband, according to ABC News.
The incident allegedly occurred in a villa where was Abu Sayyaf, a leader of Daesh killed in a raid anti-jihadis coalition in mid-May. The US federal police (FBI) also informed the relatives of Kayla Mueller that the young woman was tortured early in her 18 months in captivity, according to ABC News.
“This puts an end to all the rumors spread by officials that she would have cooperated with the extremist group,” says the chain.