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American in video tied to suicide blast

He’s shown smiling before Syria attack

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

This undated photo taken from video provided by the al-Qaidalinked Nusra Front shows Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria. “I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven,” he says in the video.

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.

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