Syria bomber was Florida-born, raised in middle-class family

The man believed to be the first American suicide bomber in Syria was born in Florida and loved to play basketball.

The family of Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, Saturday declined to comment or to open their door as a small group of reporters gathered outside their home in a gated community in Sebastian, on Florida’s east coast.

The U.S. government was aware before the suicide bombing that Abu-Salha had traveled to Syria to join militants, and believe as many as 70 Americans have been to Syria to fight, U.S. officials say.

Using the nom de guerre Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, Abu-Salha carried out one of four bomb attacks on May 25 in Syria’s Idlib province on behalf of the Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate fighting to oust the government of President Bashar Assad.

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(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: FLORIDA

Categories: Americas

1 reply

  1. I have been living for more than ten years among war and terror (Iraq mainly). Still I just cannot understand how anyone can be so stupid as to sacrifice his own life killing a few innocent others. I am trying to ‘learn’ and ‘understand’, but these people (terrorists) are so ‘alien’ that understanding escapes me …

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