An American suicide bomber, identified only as Abu Abdullah al Amriiki, reportedly detonated himself during an assault on pro-government positions in the central Iraqi city of Baiji. A photo and subsequent details of the suicide operation have been released by the Islamic State and distributed online.
According to the jihadist group, the American drove a “four wheel drive vehicle loaded with explosive materials and detonated in the Rafidi [Rejector] Army barracks” in the southwestern sector of the city. The American was used in a coordinated assault on pro-government positions in the area. Three other suicide bombers were deployed, including two Tajiks and an Iraqi. According to the Islamic State’s statement, the bombers were targeting a “railway area” to the west of the city.
This is not the first American suicide bomber used by the Islamic State. Earlier this year, the jihadist group said that Abu Dawoud al Amriiki detonated a car bomb on Iraqi positions near the city of Samarra.