American reportedly sets off suicide bomb in Syria while working for Al Qaeda branch

May 28, 2014 9:27 PM

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American reportedly sets off suicide bomb in Syria while working for Al Qaeda branch

Counterterrorism officials told NBC News about the American's alleged involvement in what they say is the first time a U.S. citizen carried out a suicide bombing in the ongoing Syrian civil war. The unidentified American was apparently working for a section of international terrorist network called the Al-Nusra Front, known for violence throughout Syria and Lebanon.

A U.S. citizen is thought to have carried out a suicide bombing for a branch of Al Qaeda operating in Syria.

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