U.S. on alert amid claim of new American killed fighting for extremists in Syria

August 27, 2014 6:35 PM

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U.S. on alert amid claim of new American killed fighting for extremists in Syria

(CNN) -- Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three years, there was only one known American casualty.

On Wednesday -- months after a Florida man killed himself in a northern Syria suicide bombing and a day after news broke that Douglas McAuthur McCain, a 33-year-old man reared in Minnesota, died fighting for ISIS -- a coalition of Syrian opposition groups announced that its forces had killed another...

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