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American suspected of conducting suicide attack in Syria

A senior al-Nusrah Front official claimed via social media on Tuesday that an American was among four suicide bombers who undertook an attack on May 25 in Syria.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   May 28, 2014 at 4:53 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 28 (UPI) -- Al-Nusrah Front, an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, claims that an American was among four suicide bombers who undertook an attack on May 25 in Idlib.

On Tuesday, al-Nusrah Front sharia official Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir posted on Twitter photos of the purported American suicide bomber and identified him as "Abu Hurayra Al-Amriki." The American, he wrote "Performed a martyrdom operation in Idlib, Jabal Al-Arba'een," adding "May Allah accept him."


U.S. officials have not yet confirmed whether Al-Nusrah Front's assertion is true. There are no other known cases of Americans undertaking suicide attacks in Syria.

A video allegedly of the May 25 suicide attack was posted to YouTube. In the five minute video, the alias of the driver is reported as "Abu Hurayra al-Muhajir" -- aka "the Emigrant."

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