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

(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.

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May 31, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
nope they just killed another muslim savage!!! good for them!!!!!
May 31, 2013 8:07 AM CDT
She's not a "Michigan" woman, she's a Muslim. If American values are not welcome in Muslim lands, and one calls themselves a Muslim above being an American, then one is not an American, even though one may "physically" live in America. Since Islam is a POLITICAL allegiance, as much as it is a religious allegiance, then one can't claim to be truly American and Muslim at the same time.
May 31, 2013 3:27 AM CDT
On the subject of massacres in Syria: Not interested, Obamaites? Doesn't suit your cause? No, of course not. Like when the reports of massacres by Government forces turn out to be by the "rebels", then you shut up. Same with the chemical weapons use, as seen in the response to the UN report on rebel use of chemical weapons, and the following: