FoxNews—The family of a 33-year-old Michigan woman says the FBI had confirmed that she was killed in fighting in Syria.
She's identified as Nicole Lynn Mansfield of Flint.
David Speelman of Flint says he is Mansfield's cousin. He told The Associated Press that FBI agents visited family members Thursday and informed them of her death.
FBI Detroit spokesman Simon Shaykhet told the AP he can't comment on the matter.
Speelman's mother Monica Mansfield Speelman tells the Detroit Free Press that her niece was a convert to Islam who married an Arab immigrant several years ago but later divorced him.
Syrian news reports say that Mansfield and two other westerners killed with her were fighters for the opposition to Syria's government. (Source)
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Nicole Lynn Mansfield, American Convert to Islam, Dies Waging Jihad in Syria
It seems like we've been hearing a lot from converts to Islam lately.