- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Syrian opposition group is reporting that a second American jihadist was killed in battle while fighting for the Islamic State, according to news reports. 

This most recent report comes just one day after the U.S. confirmed that American Douglas McArthur McCain was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic State. An anonymous member of the opposition Free Syrian Army told NBC that two Americans were killed in that battle. The name of the second American has not been released. 

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of reports of a second American killed while fighting with the militant group, The Associated Press reports. “We’re looking into it,” she said.

President Obama has ordered surveillance flights over Syria, as Congress has been pressuring the president to outline a cohesive plan for fighting the Islamic State.

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