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.