Moner Mohammad Abusalha’s Sebastian River High School 2009 yearbook photo in which he was a sophomore. (TC Palm)
The State Department confirmed Friday that a U.S. citizen from Florida launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops earlier this week. Moner Mohammad Abusalha of South Florida was identified as the alleged suicide bomber in Syria, according to the New York Times. Abusalha was from Ft. Pierce, Florida but traveled to Syria late last year with a group of Americans.
Moner Abusalha had a facebook page.
The American suicide bomber in Syria posed with a kitten before his death.
Here’s another photo of the American before his suicide mission.
More information is being reported on the American suicide bomber in Syria…
American Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha liked football, video games and Dunkin Donuts before he blew himself up in a truck bomb.
The TC Palm reported:
Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, the 22-year-old American suicide bomber who last weekend blew up an explosives-laden truck halfway across the world in Syria, played sports in Vero Beach where his parents now live and he lived at some point in Fort Pierce.
He is believed to have been the first American suicide bomber in Syria.
Federal authorities for most of Friday interviewed his family and friends — some of them elsewhere in Florida — and traced his movements, investigating whether he was recruited or radicalized online, according to the Miami Herald
Photographs posted on jihadi social media sites show the suicide bomber purportedly in Syria, smiling and sporting a reddish-brown beard. In one of them, he is cradling a cat.
Those photos seem to match a Facebook profile for Moner Abu-Salha, who is pictured in one of his posts there standing in front of a beach. His other posts show Abu-Salha was religious and frequently mentioned prayer, God and the Prophet Muhammed. He also liked football, video games and Dunkin’ Donuts.
American cirizen “Abu Hurayra al-Amriki” reportedly became the first American suicide bomber in Syria.