American Man Killed While Fighting for Islamic State in Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American with Minnesota and California roots, was killed over the weekend while fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, NBC News reported. He was killed in a conflict between two Syrian opposition groups.

The American was reportedly found with roughly $800 in cash and his U.S. passport.

Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State. (Photo: Facebook via NBC News)
Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State, NBC News reported. (Image source: Facebook via NBC News)

The 33-year-old called himself “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on social media and put “It’s Islam over everything” in the bio. He was described as a “goofball in high school” who likely became radicalized after moving from Minnesota to California.

Via NBC:

Senior administration officials told NBC News they were aware that McCain was killed in Syria, adding that they believe dozens of Americans have gone there to fight with extremist groups – including, but not limited to, ISIS.


On June 9, Duale wrote to an alleged ISIS fighter on Twitter: “I will be joining you guys soon.” He also asked if another self-proclaimed ISIS fighter had made it to “r town” – an apparent reference to Raqqa, the militants’ Syrian stronghold.

Then came another post: “I’m with the brothers now.” Later, he retweeted: “It takes a warrior to understand a warrior. Pray for ISIS.”

Read the complete report, which has more information on McCain’s upbringing, at NBC News.