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U.S. probes possible 2nd American jihadist killed in Syria

A Syrian man looks at the rubble of a five story apartment building that was destroyed in a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo on August 27, 2014The United States was investigating Wednesday news reports that a second American was killed recently fighting for an Islamist extremist group in Syria. We’re looking into it but we don’t have any independent confirmation at this point in time,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. US officials on Tuesday confirmed that American Douglas McCain, 33, was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic State, which aims to establish a Muslim caliphate in the Middle East. The American jihadist traveled to war-torn Syria to join the group, which has marauded across swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months and beheaded US journalist James Foley more than a week ago.

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