Michigan woman, 33, killed in Syria fight, family says
Published May 31, 2013
The driver's license of Nicole Lynn Mansfield, 33, is shown on a Syrian media outlet. Mansfield's hometown of Flint, Mich., is listed as her address.
A 33-year-old Michigan woman was killed in Syria while fighting for opposition forces, relatives said.
Nicole Lynn Mansfield, of Flint, and two other were fighters for a group opposed to Syria's government and were killed during a confrontation in Idlib, according to a pro-Syrian government news agency. The circumstances of the deaths could not immediately be confirmed.
Mansfield's cousin, David Speelman, of Flint, told The Associated Press that FBI agents visited family members Thursday and informed them of Mansfield's death. FBI Detroit spokesman Simon Shaykhet told the AP he can't comment on the matter.