Al-Qaeda Group Releases Video Of American Suicide Bomber From Florida

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Al-Qaeda affiliated group in Syria released a video of a U.S. suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in May.

The 17-minute video was posted to YouTube by the al-Nusra Front on Friday.

"I want to rest in the afterlife, not in this world... My heart is not at peace here. Hopefully it will be in heaven," Abu Hurayra says in broken Arabic in the video.

The Florida man in his early 20s appears with three other suicide bombers seated near an al-Nusra black flag.

"I came to Syria without money to buy a rifle or a pouch,” he said. "God gave me a rifle and a pouch and everything, and... (then) he gave me even more."

Hurayra carried out a truck bomb attack on May 25 at an army base in the Jabal al-Arbaeen area of northwest Syria's Idlib province.

Six days after the attack, U.S. State Department confirmed that a U.S. citizen traveled to Syria in 2013 and carried out the May suicide bombing.

Hurayra’s father was from Jordan and his mother was a convert to Islam, according to U.S. media reports. His Facebook page indicates he was a fan of the Miami Heat and Jay Z.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Zee News

Image screenshot: YouTube