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Mother of American Held Captive by Islamic State Tweets Message to Leader of the Terror Group

"I am trying to get in touch with the Islamic State..."

In this 2011 photo provided by the Kassig Family, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, poses for a photo while fishing with his father, Ed Kassig, near the Cannelton Dam on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Ed and Paula Kassig said in a statement Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, that their son, Abdul-Rahman formerly known as Peter, indicated he wasn't forced to convert to Islam and is at peace with his beliefs. The Islamic State group has threatened to behead the 26-year-old, who was captured Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family) AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family

The mother of American Islamic State hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig attempted to establish contact with the militant group on Twitter Wednesday evening.

"I am trying to get in touch with the Islamic State about my son's fate," Paula Kassing wrote in a "message to the Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi."

"I am an old woman and Abdul Rahman is my only child," she wrote. "My husband and I are on our own, with no help from the government. We would like to talk to you. How can we reach you?"

The authenticity of Paula Kassig's Twitter account was verified by multiple outlets. She and her husband had previously released videos pleading the terror group to release their son.

In this 2011 photo provided by the Kassig Family, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, poses for a photo while fishing with his father, Ed Kassig, near the Cannelton Dam on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who formerly went by Peter before being taken captive and converting to Islam, was detained in early October during a humanitarian mission.

In their latest video, the Islamic State threatened to kill the former Army Ranger next.

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