Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Investigating Reports of Second American Jihadist Killed in Syria

The State Department said Wednesday it was looking into reports that a second American was killed last weekend in Syria in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, a U.S. citizen who died fighting for ISIS.

A law enforcement official told NBC News that “it appears to be true” that a second American was killed in the battle. Two Syrian opposition groups were fighting, with heavy casualties on both sides.

NBC News first reported on Tuesday that McCain, 33, of San Diego, was killed fighting for ISIS.