White House: U.S. Woman Still Held Hostage by ISIS

An American woman remains a hostage of ISIS, a White House official said Sunday in an interview with ABC while reacting to an announcement made Saturday by ISIS claiming that it had beheaded a Japanese man, NBC News reported. Dennis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, accidentally blurted the woman's name out, the White House later said, but NBC and other news organizations have declined to name her out of respect for her family, which believes that would further jeopardize her life. She was taken hostage on Aug. 4, 2013, while on a humanitarian mission in the region.

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