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President Donald Trump at the White House Sunday announcing that U.S. forces had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State the night before, in an operation named for one of the group’s victims, Arizona native Kayla Mueller.

Arizonans remember Kayla Mueller, a Prescott women captured by ISIS and the namesake of the operation that killed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read more»

"On Los Días de los Muertos, it’s customary to build a makeshift altar as an act of honor and remembrance. Let these words be my altar." Read more»

A sign for Kayla Mueller is displayed along a main street in Prescott, February 10, 2015.

The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. Read more»

Eric Mueller reads a poem about his late sister, aid worker Kayla Mueller, at Prescott's Courthouse Square on Feb. 18.

Kayla Mueller, the U.S. aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, while in captivity in Syria, U.S. officials said on Friday. Read more»

Prescott resident Kayla Mueller was 26 when she was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS militants in August 2013. She died in February while being held by the militant group.

The White House announced a new policy this week on how it deals with foreign hostage-takers and “in particular its interaction and communication with families whose loved ones have been taken hostage.” Obama’s order comes four months after former Prescott resident Kayla Mueller died while being held by ISIS militants. Read more»

Lori Lyon, right, and Terri Crippes, aunts of Kayla Mueller, share a statement on behalf of the family at a news conference Tuesday in Prescott.

Residents of Prescott mourned the death of Kayla Mueller, the aid worker imprisoned by the Islamic State group and reported killed last week in an airstrike. Her captors claim that Mueller was killed in an airstrike by Jordan. Read more»

Mueller in an undated photo released by her family.

The family of Kayla Mueller, the Prescott, Ariz., woman held in Syria, confirmed her death in a statement Tuesday. Last week, the Islamic State claimed Mueller had been killed in a Jordanian airstrike against the group in Syria. "Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace," her family said. Read more»

McCain, Kirkpatrick issue statements on the possible death of Prescott, Ariz., aid worker Kayla Mueller during airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. Read more»