U.S. Believes Hostage, Kayla Mueller, Was Given to ISIS fighter as a Bride Before Murdered

The U.S. intelligence community believes that recent American hostage Kayla Mueller was given as a bride to a fighter with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, during her captivity.

The White House confirmed the Arizona woman's death Tuesday.

Washington Lawmakers said all the circumstances around Mueller's captivity and death underscore the need for Congress and the president to agree on a battleplan framework to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Congress could receive President Obama's formal proposal on that as early as Wednesday.

"The letter that she sent home showed incredible grace, incredible courage, incredible strength in the face of an enormous evil," said the South Dakota Senator.

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