Lawmakers press for return of ISIS-slain US hostage bodies


The fate of several asleep American ISIS hostages agilely came aback to the beginning at a Senate Armed Services Committee audition Thursday aback a affiliate asked Aegis Secretary Ash Carter to acquisition a way to accompany their bodies home.Sen. Joe Donnelly brought the affair up amidst growing allocution by aggressive commanders about application Kurdish and Arab armament to advance ISIS out of Raqqa, the alarm group s bastion in Syria and self-declared capital.The US believes several of the US hostages murdered by ISIS acceptable were asleep in the Raqqa breadth and their bodies accept never been recovered. When we go to Raqqa, we absent some adolescent men and women there who were asleep by ISIL, and we appetite to accept them appear home, said Donnelly, an Indiana Democrat, application addition chat for ISIS. We don t appetite to leave anyone behind. And we would ask for your cooperation and assistance, he said to Carter.Donnelly accurately mentioned Peter Kassig, an aid artisan asleep in November 2014, and Kayla Mueller, addition aid artisan ISIS held, bent and again claimed died in an airstrike. The US believes the American hostages, including announcer James Foley, were asleep by the now-dead ISIS accessible accepted as Jihadi John. All the parents and all the association aback home, we appetite them all to appear home. And we d abiding acknowledge your abetment in authoritative that happen, Donnelly said. Carter answered noted. The aggressive is acquainted of the families desires, but additionally knows how actual boxy that job may be, one aegis official told .The US aggressive has a continued history of aggravating to balance the charcoal of asleep Americans. Recently the bodies of two American civilians who fought and were asleep with militia groups angry ISIS were alternate to the US. And collapsed account associates missing on adopted battlefields are still actuality searched for from the Vietnam and Korean wars, as able-bodied as World War II.The US additionally searched for years in Iraq for the Scott Speicher, a downed Navy pilot from the aboriginal Gulf War, until his charcoal were recovered in 2009.But whether the charcoal of the hostages can be located, articular and brought home may be actual difficult the aegis official said. It s broadly believed there are a cardinal of burying sites about Raqqa and after some acceptance of area the Americans are active it may be too acute to activate removing remains.

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