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(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that it was looking into reports that a second American may have been killed in the same battle that caused the death of Douglas McCain, an American jihadi.
"We've seen those reports," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said during Wednesday's briefing. She noted that the department did not have independent confirmation of those reports.
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that McCain, 33, was killed in Syria while allegedly fighting for the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. McCain was apparently killed in the city of Aleppo.
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