US: American Citizen ‘Involved’ in Suicide Bombing in Syria

May 30, 2014 11:51 PM

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US: American Citizen ‘Involved’ in Suicide Bombing in Syria

The U.S. State Department today confirmed that an American citizen was “involved” in a suicide bombing attack in Syria, the first time an American is known to have participated in such an attack in the Middle Eastern nation’s bloody civil war.

Claims that an American had performed a “martyrdom” operation first surfaced online earlier this week from the powerful al Qaeda-linked rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra. The American, whose purported nom de guerre was Abu Huraya al-Amriki, was one of four suicide bombers used in a coordinated attack by t...

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