- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Syrians may have just experienced the first suicide bombing by an American jihadist.

Al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, the Al Nusrah Front, made the statement May 25, the non-profit organization The Long War Journal reported Tuesday. An official with the terrorist organization announced the attack via Twitter, saying that it was done in conjunction with attacks by three other bombers.

The Long War Journal reported that the suicide bombing was yet to be confirmed by the groups directly responsible for the attack, but that a picture of “Abu Hurayra Al-Amriki,” (“The American”) was posted on Twitter on Tuesday with the caption: “Performed a martydom operation in Idlib, Jabal Al-Arba’een. May Allah accept him.”

A video of the attack, which if confirmed would be the first known by an American, was posted online.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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