31 May '13, 8pm

American woman who converted to Islam killed in Syria while fighting for opposition forces

American woman who converted to Islam killed in Syria while fighting for opposition forces

DETROIT — A 33-year-old Flint, Mich., woman who converted to Islam after meeting an Arab immigrant was killed in Syria while fighting for opposition forces, family members told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday night. Two FBI agents interviewed family members of Nicole Lynn Mansfield on Thursday, according to the family members. The FBI confirmed to them news reports from Syrian television that Mansfield was killed while fighting in Syria, said Monica Mansfield Speelman, 53, of Flint, an aunt of Nicole. A Syrian media outlet linked to the government reported that Mansfield was killed earlier this week while fighting in Idlib, Syria, with opposition forces, showing a photograph of what it said was her driver’s license. It showed Mansfield wearing an Islamic headscarf and listed her address in Flint. The report — from a Syrian media outlet called Breaking News on its websit...

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