State Dept. Confirms Syrian Suicide Bomber was American

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is confirming that Syrian suicide bomber Abu Hurayra al-Amriki was an American citizen.

Syrian opposition officials has previously said that al-Amriki was a American who responsible for a May 25 truck bombing outside a restaurant that served as a gathering place for Syrian government soldiers.

But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki's confirmation Friday was the first time the U.S. government has acknowledged he was, in fact, an American.

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