Syria Says It Killed a Michigan Woman

She was allegedly with rebels; US investigating

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 30, 2013 5:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – An unconfirmed report on Syrian TV says government forces killed a woman from Flint, Michigan, along with a British man and another unidentified Westerner, reports CNN. Syria's official news agency showed the driver's license of a woman identified as Nicole Mansfield, 33, and said the trio were fighting with anti-government rebels. They were reportedly ambushed in a car in the city of Idlib and were found with weapons and maps of military sites.

The US says it is aware of the report and is investigating, reports Reuters. A reporter from the Flint Journal knocked on the door of the address listed on the license and got no answer. In more Syria drama, Bashar al-Assad claims to have received missiles from Russia and is increasing his rhetoric against Israel.

This May 29 image shows an explosion from shelling in Rastan, Syria.
This May 29 image shows an explosion from shelling in Rastan, Syria.   (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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