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Ahmad  abu-Samra was born in 1981 in France, is of Syrian descent and has dual citizenship in the United States and Syria. He speaks, reads and writes fluently in English and Arabic, and has a college degree related to computer technology.

 Although born in France, Ahmad abu-Samra is reported to have grown up in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He attended Xaverian Brothers, a private, all-boys Catholic high school in Westwood, Mass., before transferring to Stoughton High. Ahmad  Abousamra then enrolled in Northeastern to study computer science, according to school officials. He only spent three semesters at the university, however; he went on to graduate from UMass Boston with a degree in computer science in 2006.

 In 2004, Ahmad abu-Samra traveled to the Middle East and soon started working as the “media wing” of Al Qaed, The Islamic State of Iraq, which later evolved into I.S.I.S.

 Ahmad abu-Samra ,  fled the USA in 2006, shortly after being interviewed by the FBI.

 According to the FBI Ahmad abu-Samra was an associate of Tarek Mehanna. Based on his tour to the Middle East in 2004 Ahmad abu-Samra was indicted in 11/2009 after taking multiple trips to Pakistan and Yemen, where he attempted to obtain military training for the purpose of killing American soldiers overseas, the FBI said. He also traveled to Iraq in the hope of joining forces fighting against the United States, but the exact nature of his activities there was unknown at the time..

 On 10/04/2012 A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Ahmad abu-Samra. Authorities in USA believe he may be living in the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo with at least one child, a daughter, and extended family. He uses several aliases.

 According to senior law  enforcement official, on 09/05/2014, Ahmad abu-Samra used his computer-science skills to run social media for I.S.I.S.

** According to Iraqi intelligence source  Ahmad abu-Samra, under the name  was killed near Fallujah in an American airstrike that killed 28 ISIS fighters, using the alias Abu Muhammad al-Suri.  No official has confirmed whether this was the same militant .


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