Topics

U.S. Department of State
White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria
White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria

White House officials on Tuesday confirmed the death of an American reported to have been fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain’s presence in Syria and can confirm his death," said a statement released by Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council. "We continue to use every tool we possess to disrupt and dissuade individuals from traveling abroad for violent jihad and to track and engage those who return."  McCain's death was first reported by the Free Syrian Army and NBC News. One of the major worries of U.S. officials is that Americans who have gone to join...

Loading