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TODAY   |  May 31, 2013

Report: Michigan mom dies fighting in Syria

According to a Syrian human rights group, 33-year-old single mother Nicole Mansfield of Flint, Mich., died fighting alongside opposition forces as she and a British man took photographs of military positions near the Turkish border.  Her family says that the FBI informed them of her death on Thursday.

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>>> that an american woman has been killed in syria.

>> that woman was from flint, michigan, killed in syria fighting alongside opposition no,s. nicole mansfield's family says the fbi informed them of her death thursday. she and a british man were reportedly killed as they took photographs of military positions near the turkish border, according to a syrian human rights group. the 33-year-old woman is a single mother of an 18-year-old daughter and had converted to islam about five years ago.