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U.S. Investigates Possible Attack by American Suicide Bomber in Syria

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Bomb blasts in Damascus. Photo: Screenshot.

USA Today U.S. authorities are investigating whether an American carried out a suicide bombing in Syria on behalf of an al-Qaeda affiliate in what would be the first known attack in Syria carried out by U.S. citizen, two U.S. officials said.

The officials, who are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said preliminary reports of the person, identified on social media as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki or Abu Hurayra the American, are likely accurate but efforts are being made to locate his family for a more conclusive identification.

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