Abu Hurayra al-Amriki is the given name of a U.S. citizen being recognized as the first American suicide bomber this week that killed himself in the name of al Qaeda in Syria. The true identity of the young man has not been publicly revealed yet by national officials, though it is believed that the American terrorist had a distinct link with al Qaeda prior to his violent attack. CBS News provides the details on the breaking global story available at this time this Wednesday, May 28.
Sources are reporting that the American citizen, who opted to dub himself Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, has successfully enacted a suicide bombing in the country of western Asia, the Syrian Arab Republic (commonly just called Syria). The attached photo, which features the alleged young man smiling and clutching a cat in his arms, is currently being passed along a number of radical Islamic websites.
However, a number of U.S. officials have determined that the individual is not as innocent as he appears in the picture, but rather the first American who has died fighting for the beliefs of the terrorist organization and international militant Islamist group, al Qaeda. According to the press release, Abu Hurayra al-Amriki is only a link in the puzzle of a much bigger plot.
Heavy News has also shared this evening that Jabhat al-Nusra, a well-known affiliate of al Qaeda, recently released an image showing a potential four jihadists. It appears that the man set on the right — who can be visibly seen wearing a suicide vest — is the suspected American suicide bomber, Abu Hurayra al-Amriki.
The extremist organization is now asserting in a new terrorism report that the U.S. citizen was killed this Sunday following a violent attack that occurred in the northern regions of Syria. This Memorial Day, a subseqeuent al Qaeda video was published online that offers a brief glimpse of a foreign truck being stocked with a variety of bombs, as well as a later explosion that occurred at a local government building.
Equally disturbing among this slew of chilling news is that al Qaeda had recently vowed that a deadly terrorist attack — a suicide bombing — would be coming from an actual American in the near future. As early as this May 2014, a video was circulating online that showcased a censored man (capable of clearly speaking English) that was actively requesting his brothers stand together to fight for the Islam faith.
At this point in time, concludes the breaking report, U.S. security officials have not provided the young man’s name, though they say that they do know the identity of this Abu Hurayra al-Amriki. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spokesman added that it is believed al-Amriki has not acted in an isolated way, but that a few dozen U.S. citizens may have traveled to Syria to aid al Qaeda in their bombing plots. The investigation is ongoing.