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Gov. Ducey to unveil painting honoring Kayla Mueller

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 13:39:49-04

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey is scheduled to unveil a painting honoring humanitarian and Prescott-native Kayla Mueller, who was killed by terrorist group ISIS in 2015.

Ducey will join U.S. National Security Adviser Amb. Robert O'Brien and Kayla's parents, Marsha and Carl Mueller, on Thursday at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix for an unveiling ceremony.

The painting commemorates the 2019 U.S. military raid, named for Kayla Mueller, that killed ISIS terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.

On Wednesday, U.S. authorities announced two ISIS members arrived in the U.S. to face a judge in Alexandria, Virginia in connection to the deaths of four Americans, including Kayla Mueller.

Following the unveiling of the painting, it will be transferred to the Arizona State Capitol, where it will hang on display for the public to view.