Abu Hurayra al-Amriki (the American) was killed participating in a joint attack launched by the Syrian jihadi-rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra in coordination with the Falcons of al-Sham Brigades on a Syrian government checkpoint in Idlib. He was killed after detonating a 16-ton vehicle bomb on May 25, 2014. He took his nom de guerre from Abu Hurayra ('Abd al-Rahman bin Sakhr al-Azdi), one of the prophet Muhammad's companions (Sahaba), as accepted by Sunnis, and a prolific transmitter of Sunni hadith.
His death was announced on May 27 by Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir, an Australian member of Jabhat al-Nusra's shari'a committee via his Twitter account as well as in an official communiqué from Jabhat al-Nusra.
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