Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army.
After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found.
McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”
News of McCain’s passing comes as experts evaluate the threat of indoctrination and recruitment by ISIS and other militant groups online, luring ordinary Americans, Brits and other Westerners to join their cause. Studies estimate thousands of foreign recruits are currently fighting in both Syria and Iraq.
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