The family of Kayla Jean Mueller said Tuesday it had received confirmation that she died while being held by Islamic State militants. The Mueller family released a letter it said she had written last year. Here is the text, as provided by the family, which also redacted some portions:
I was ashamed I kept quiet. I didn't say a word about my brothers. Parker was holding forth in front of his locker about the Vietnam War when he snarled, "They don't belong there. Those soldiers are just murdering people. They kill babies."
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Seven years ago, a little-known group
called Jundallah emerged in Iran with claims to fight for the
rights of minority Sunnis in the unruly tribal areas near the
border with Pakistan.