Family: Michigan woman dies in Syria fighting for rebels

May 31, 2013 05:06

A 33-year-old Michigan woman and convert to Islam, Nicole Mansfield, was killed in Syria fighting with opposition forces in the country's civil war, her family said on Thursday.

"I'm just devastated," the woman's aunt, Monica Mansfield Speelman, told Reuters. She said that the FBI had informed her of the death of her niece, who was from Flint, on Thursday afternoon.

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