Ex-hostages say American stayed fearless amid torture in Syria

The video was released by Mueller's parents as part of an interview with ABC, which will air Friday.

Kayla's former fellow hostages, Frida Saide and Patricia Chavez, speak exclusively with "20/20", describing her life in captivity and the inhumane conditions and abuse they all experienced while being held by ISIS.

The video is believed to be the only footage of her in captivity.

Mueller was kidnapped from a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vehicle in Syria and kept as a slave for 18 months.

Kayla Mueller was killed in an airstrike previous year.

Jason Cone, executive director of MSF-USA, told ABC News that MSF had no responsibility for Ms Mueller as she was not an employee.

Eventually, Mueller and several teenage Yazidi girls were handed off to Abu Sayyaf, the oil and gas emir for ISIS, to be used as sex slaves for ISIS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "She converted to Islam.' And then she was like, 'No, I didn't, '" Rye said. Ross wasted little time before playing a "never-before-seen video of Mueller as a prisoner, tortured by ISIS".

Mr. Earnest said of the Muellers, "I think the pain and grief that continues to be experienced to this day by Kayla's parents is entirely understandable".

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After her capture past year, Umm Sayyaf admitted she was responsible for Mueller's captivity while her husband traveled on Islamic State business. "That was what they were trying to do", he said.

Her mother added: "I saw how thin she looked, but I saw that her eyes were very clear and steady", said Marsha Mueller.

A year and a half after she was captured, ISIS sent the Muller's three pictures of their daughter's dead body.

In the clip, Kayla begs for help from her family, saying she has been very sick and she was absolutely terrified.

Negotiations for her release only began 10 months after her capture once MSF, known as Doctors Without Borders in the United States, released an ISIS email address two months after they had received it.

A media account connected to ISIS released a statement claiming that a female American hostage held by the group was killed by one of around a dozen Jordanian airstrikes in Raqqa, the ISIS "capital".

Kayla Mueller should make us all proud. United States officials confirmed the death but not the circumstances.

A humanitarian worker from Prescott, Arizona, Kayla had been helping out a hospital run by the organisation, which is also known as Médecins Sans Frontières and MSF when she was kidnapped.

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