An American aid worker captured by ISIS appears in a newly released proof-of-life video explaining her bleak and terrifying situation, a heart-wrenching glimpse into her hopeless predicament.
In the 10-second clip from 2013, Kayla Mueller, 26, is seen clad in a green hijab with a black scarf wrapped around her head and speaks directly to the camera.
“My name is Kayla Mueller. I need your help. I’ve been here too long and I’ve been very sick and it’s very terrifying here,” the visibly scared hostage says before the clips ends.
Her family provided the video to ABC’s “20/20” news program, which will air the clip Friday as part of a show about Mueller’s captivity.
ISIS emailed the video to Mueller’s friend a month after the aid worker had been seized.
The friend turned the video over to the FBI, which sent agents to Arizona to show the clip to Mueller’s family on Aug. 30, 2013.
In a recent interview with ABC, Mueller’s father, Carl, expresses his shock and disgust upon seeing the video three years ago.
“You just go into almost a catatonic state, I think. You can’t even stand up,” the distraught dad said.
The Islamic State took Mueller hostage in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2013 while she was serving as a humanitarian aid worker in the war-torn country.
She became ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s personal sex slave.
In February 2015, ISIS claimed she was killed during a Jordanian airstrike on the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, but the Pentagon disputed that account.
ISIS then sent Mueller’s family three photos of the young woman deceased, with bruises on her body.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Source: New York Post